Attracting women into electrical and computer engineering

Ying Tang, Head M. Linda, Shreekanth Mandayam, Kauser Jahan

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Engineering is currently absent in most K-12 schools, which poses a large obstacle to the recruitment of students, particularly underrepresented groups, such as women, into engineering programs. Reaching back into middle schools and/or high school has been identified as one of the effective ways to recruit undergraduates. This paper describes such efforts at Rowan University to introduce young women into engineering and technology through a summer program titled "Attracting Women into Engineering". Particularly, this paper focuses on two Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) modules that were developed in exposing middle school girls to ECE as a viable, exciting career option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-932
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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