Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
African Americans are underrepresented in both the engineering workforce and study abroad. Researchers, Bowman and Sage summarized, "Preparing a diverse, globally-engaged scientific and technological workforce necessitates strengthening international research opportunities for students under-represented in STEM fields". In 2014, Lincoln University, the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), started its Engineering Science Program and made a deliberate decision to infuse study and research abroad into the curriculum as a retention and competency-building strategy. The engineering workforce will only benefit from a significant proportional increase in culturally competent African Americans especially in today’s increasingly global economy. HBCUs can play an important role in solving this national challenge. This paper describes the developing partnerships among, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, The University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and Anguilla Community College in Anguilla as well as the resulting impact on the minority participants.
Gray, M. (2018, June), Broadening Participation in Engineering: U.S.-Trinidad-Anguilla Partnership Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30160
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