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ERIC Number: EJ1056114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-9288
An Analysis of Retention Programs for Female Students in Engineering at the University of Toledo
Franchetti, Matthew
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, v2 n1 Article 3 p21-27 2012
This paper summarizes the findings of a five-year study aimed at improving the retention rates of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of programs implemented at the University of Toledo. The programs involve hands-on design projects, research experiences, communication tools geared towards females, mentoring programs, and on-the-job rotations aimed at sparking enthusiasm and interest in engineering. The effectiveness of the programs over time is measured from the rates of female retention from the freshman to sophomore year. These programs may serve as models for other universities interested in improving opportunities and success rates for female engineers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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