Retention and Recruitment Programs for Female Undergraduate Students in Engineering at The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
Keywords: female recruitment, female retention
AbstractThis paper summarizes the findings of a five year study aimed at improving both recruitment and retention of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of five programs implemented at the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo in Ohio, USA. The effectiveness of the programs over time is measured from the rates of female enrollment and retention rates over the five year time frame. These programs may serve as models for other college interested in improving opportunities and success rates for female engineers. A senior female engineering student also provides commentary regarding her experiences and opinions of the programs.
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the Institute for STEM Education and Research with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.