ERIC Number: ED169793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
An Action Research Proposal To Provide Educational Equity Opportunities For Women in Engineering.
Butler, Blaine R.; And Others
A plan at Purdue University to develop a model program for women in engineering is described. The Purdue Department of Freshman Engineering received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Women's Education Equity Act to help overcome some of the problems faced by women who enter engineering. The program focuses on an experimental course that provides beginning engineering women and men with: (1) hands-on laboratory experience; (2) discussions by various role model lecturers of contemporary societal problems, including environment, energy and productivity; and (3) career planning sessions. Pre- and post-testing with standardized tests and specially developed surveys used to evaluate experimental and control groups demonstrated positive effects of the program. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, College Freshmen, Engineering, Engineering Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Laboratory Training, Models, Nontraditional Students, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Role Models, Science Education, Sex Discrimination, Student Evaluation, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Freshman Engineering.
Identifiers: Purdue University IN