Multipronged approach needed to recruit female students

Beena Sukumaran

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Curriculum innovations at Rowan University in New Jersey, US, that have improved the success and retention of female engineering students, are discussed. The University implements multidisciplinary curriculum in which laboratory/design courses are offered simultaneously to engineering students in various disciplines and presented in a project-oriented eight-semester engineering clinic sequence. Gross National Product found that countries that have a lower industrial development index do better than most industrialized countries in lowering occupational gender segregation. Female enrolment in engineering can range between 35% and 50% in Kerala as the state has a culture that values intellectualism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-31
Number of pages2
JournalCivil Engineers Australia
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Engineering(all)


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