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Increasing Diversity and Enhancing the Curriculum within Engineering Technology at RIT

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Graduate Education and Undergraduate Research-related Issues

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Engineering Technology

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25.765.1 - 25.765.10



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Christopher M Greene Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Dr. Greene is an Assistant Professor in MMET/PS at RIT. Dr. Greene’s primary areas of research are in manufacturing systems, quality engineering, engineering education and the electronics manufacturing domain. Dr. Greene has also participated in several funded engineering education programs aimed at advancing opportunities in Alabama’s Black Belt. He has several educational grants presently. He worked previously as a manufacturing scientist in the Micro-Electronics Division of IBM

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Increasing Diversity and Enhancing the Curriculum within Engineering Technology at RIT Many colleges and universities have put forth a considerable effort to improve their curricula andincrease diversity within their student body. It is these colleges and universities best interest toimprove the preparation of students, namely women and other underrepresented groups, inscience, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through curriculum developmentand other activities such as research. Much of this effort is brought to fruition by acquiring grantfunds that can be used to explore new teaching methods and increase underrepresentedenrollment. Summer research opportunities can also be used to accomplish the goal ofimproving the curriculum and increasing diversity. This paper will describe some of theactivities that have been completed to increase diversity and improve the curriculum at theRochester Institute of Technology in the Manufacturing and Mechanical EngineeringTechnology Department and will identify some of the effort that will take place in the future.Students will also share some of their experience participating in the ongoing activities andplanning.

Greene, C. M. (2012, June), Increasing Diversity and Enhancing the Curriculum within Engineering Technology at RIT Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21522

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