Abstract

The recruitment and the retention of female undergraduate and graduate students into engineering courses is discussed. A similar challenge lies in recruiting female faculty member from the limited pool of candidates in several fields at most universities. It is found that about half the females who were hired did not stay at the university. It is suggested that programs should be introduced to encourage mentoring and career development as such improvements would benefit all faculty members both female and male.

Meeting Name

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors (2001: Jun. 24-27; Albuquerque, NM)

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Second Department

Psychological Science

Third Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Keywords and Phrases

Engineering programs; Freshmen; Undergraduate students; Universities; Employment; Information technology; Knowledge acquisition; Learning systems; Professional aspects; Students; Teaching; Technical presentations; Engineering education

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

01901052

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.

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