San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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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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