27 Feb '17, 8pm

How the University of Connecticut Doubled the Number of Women Majoring in Engineering

How the University of Connecticut Doubled the Number of Women Majoring in Engineering

Photo: Christopher Larosa/University of Connecticut Leading by Example: The University of Connecticut connects girls over a range of ages with female engineering undergraduates. The lack of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs continues to be a concern of organizations such as the IEEE and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering . Addressing this problem means encouraging more girls to study the field at degree level: More than four out of five engineering majors in most colleges and universities in the United States are men. While a handful of programs (like at Yale, MIT, and the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering) are already at or near 50/50 parity, the vast majority of engineering programs have a long way to go. However, the University of Connecticut’s engineering program has seen its female enrollment more than double since ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/how-the-univer...

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