June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Women in Engineering
24.734.1 - 24.734.24
Creating Diversity in the Engineering Pipeline: Impact of *Name* Summer Camp on Females As the demand for engineering professionals continues to grow throughout the U.S.,industry leaders and educators are continuously addressing ways to successfully attract femalesinto engineering programs. Outreach programs are often developed as a way to encourage youngwomen to consider careers in this traditionally male dominated field. This paper will describe the results of a longitudinal study designed to determine if the*Name* Summer Camp is successful at encouraging females to pursue engineering as a careerpath. This study will add to the literature addressing the diversity problem in engineering andhelp identify the impact of engineering outreach programs on high school girls. Results indicate a correlation between attending *Name* Summer Camp and enteringengineering programs in college. In addition, *Name* Summer Camp is increasing interest andunderstanding of the engineering profession along with promoting and developing self-efficacyin engineering for participants of the camp. Additionally, findings show that *Name* SummerCamp is a successful recruitment tool for a large, urban Midwestern state university with avariety of engineering and technology majors.
McCormick, J. R., & Talbert-Hatch, T. L., & Feldhaus, C. (2014, June), Increasing Female Participation in Engineering: Evaluating POWER Summer Camp Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20626
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