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ERIC Number: EJ1146770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-14
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Tracking Women and Minorities as They Attain Degrees in Computing and Related Fields
Sorkin, Sylvia; Gore, Mary Elizabeth; Mento, Barbara; Stanton, Jon
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n50 Jul 2010
Two Maryland colleges (one a four-year liberal arts college for women, and one a public community college) have worked to increase the number of graduates, especially women and other under-represented groups, in their computer science, computer information systems, engineering, and mathematics programs over a four-year period. In August 2004, they were each awarded funding by the National Science Foundation to create a Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Program, offering need-based scholarships for full-time students with a minimum grade point average, and U.S. citizenship or status as permanent resident alien or refugee alien. Faculty mentoring, a seminar luncheon series, and career information were features used to increase degree attainment. Results of these efforts are described.
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0422225; DUE0422449; DUE0806664