Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results

Creator

  • Author: Keathly, David
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Akl, Robert G.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Contributor

  • Organizer of meeting: American Society for Engineering Education
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: American Society for Engineering Education
    Place of Publication: [Washington, DC]

Date

  • Creation: 2007-06

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This paper discusses efforts to attract and retain students in computer science and engineering fields.
  • Physical Description: 10 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: computer science
  • Keyword: engineering
  • Keyword: recruitment

Source

  • Conference: One Hundred and Fourteenth Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Engineering
    Code: UNTCOE

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Paper

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30834

Degree

  • Academic Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Note

  • 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.