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ERIC Number: EJ907978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Retention and Recruitment Programs for Female Undergraduate Students in Engineering at The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
Franchetti, Matthew; Ravn, Tina; Kuntz, Vicki L.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v11 n5-6 p25-31 Oct-Dec 2010
This paper summarizes the findings of a five year study aimed at improving both recruitment and retention of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of five programs implemented at the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo in Ohio, USA. The effectiveness of the programs over time is measured from the rates of female enrollment and retention rates over the five year time frame. These programs may serve as models for other college interested in improving opportunities and success rates for female engineers. A senior female engineering student also provides commentary regarding her experiences and opinions of the programs. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio