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Mind Links 2009: Resources To Motivate Minorities To Study And Succeed In Engineering

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

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2153-5965

Conference Session

New Research and Trends Related to Minorities in Engineering

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Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

32

Page Numbers

14.879.1 - 14.879.32

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https://peer.asee.org/4950

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Maria M. Larrondo Petrie Florida Atlantic University

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Dr. Maria M. Larrondo Petrie is Vice President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, Vice Chair of Engineering for the Americas, Executive Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, and a Board Member of the Women in Engineering Division and the Minorities in Engineering Division of ASEE. She is Professor of Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of Academic and International Affairs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interest are in modeling complex systems, security, software engineering and pedagogy. Her email is petrie@fau.edu

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Ivan Esparragoza Pennsylvania State University

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Ivan E. Esparragoza is an Associate Professor of Engineering at Penn State. His interests are in engineering design education, innovative design, global design, and global engineering education. He has introduced multinational design projects in a freshman introductory engineering design course in collaboration with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean as part of his effort to contribute to the formation of world class engineers for the Americas. He is actively involved in the International Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and in the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institution (LACCEI) as Vice-President for Research. His email is iee1@psu.edu.

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MIND Links 2009: Resources to Motivate Minorities to Study and Stay In Engineering

Abstract

The Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) created the MIND Links project in 2004, recognizing that, although there are many resources available to inform, motivate, fund, mentor, promote, and support minorities and women to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but finding these resources is not easy. MIND Links gathers and updates each year links to resources in an organized manner that is useful for parents, students, professionals, academics and administrators. Special attention is paid to provide useful resources to every stage of forming the engineer, including Exploratory and motivational stage: K-12, enrichment activities, competitions Preparatory: scholarships, fellowships, rankings of undergraduate and graduate engineering programs, internships Professional careers: publications, salary surveys, organizations Academic careers: career development, evaluating institutions and offers, research opportunities and grants, summer research opportunities, fellowships, organizations Leadership: leadership training, career advancement programs and administration in higher education Recognition: awards In 2005, the first MIND Link paper appeared with a little more than 300 links. This year’s MIND Links paper organizes and provides over 780 links to resources that can be used to motivate minorities and women to study, stay and succeed in engineering and technology disciplines. The This survey organizes these opportunities and resources, specially targeting those of particular interest to engineering students and engineering faculty, and provides links to internet sites containing further detail. This paper available online at http://www.asee.org/conferences/paper- search-form.cfm using the keywords MIND Links. To recommend links for inclusion please contact please email petrie@fau.edu with the subject MIND Links.

Introduction

The myriad of programs designed to promote participation of minorities in engineering and technology disciplines often are underutilized because minority faculty and minority students may not be aware of these opportunities, nor of how and where to apply. Opportunities range from programs designed to promote student interest in these fields, to summer enrichment programs, scholarships, fellowships, research opportunities, awards, leadership programs, and career advancement programs. This survey organizes these opportunities and resources, specially targeting those of particular interest to engineering students and engineering faculty throughout the lifecycle of their career, and provides links to internet sites containing further details.

Larrondo Petrie, M. M., & Esparragoza, I. (2009, June), Mind Links 2009: Resources To Motivate Minorities To Study And Succeed In Engineering Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/4950

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