June 14, 2009
June 14, 2009
June 17, 2009
Minorities in Engineering
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MIND Links 2009: Resources to Motivate Minorities to Study and Stay In Engineering
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 email@example.com with the subject MIND Links.
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. 10.18260/1-2--4950
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