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- Main Title Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results
Author: Keathly, DavidCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Akl, Robert G.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Organizer of meeting: American Society for Engineering EducationContributor Type: Organization
Name: American Society for Engineering EducationPlace of Publication: [Washington, DC]
- Creation: 2007-06
- Content Description: This paper discusses efforts to attract and retain students in computer science and engineering fields.
- Physical Description: 10 p.
- Keyword: computer science
- Keyword: engineering
- Keyword: recruitment
- Conference: One Hundred and Fourteenth Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of EngineeringCode: UNTCOE
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30834
- Academic Department: Computer Science and Engineering
- Display Note: Abstract: Computer science and engineering communities have been exploring a variety of activities and techniques to attract and retain more students, especially women and minorities, to computer science and computer engineering degree programs. This paper briefly describes the efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting young women into undergraduate computer engineering and computer science programs hosted by the University of North Texas (UNT). It also describes a series of activities aimed at improving the retention rate of students already in our programs, particularly during the freshman year. Such recruitment and retention efforts are critical to the country's efforts to increase the number of engineering professionals, and are a priority for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UNT.