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Mind Links 2010: Resources To Motivate Minorities To Study And Succeed In Engineering

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

New Research & Trends for Minorities in Engineering

Tagged Division

Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

37

Page Numbers

15.874.1 - 15.874.37

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https://peer.asee.org/16387

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Maria M. Larrondo Petrie Florida Atlantic University

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Dr. Maria M. Larrondo Petrie is Associate Dean and Professor in the College of Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. She is on the Board of the ASEE Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND), and ASEE International Division. She is Executive Director of LACCEI, the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, and is Vice President of IFEES, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies.

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Ivan Esparragoza Pennsylvania State University

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Dr. Ivan Esparragoza is an Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Campus. He is on the Board of the ASEE Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND), and ASEE International Division. He is Vice President of Research of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI).

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MIND Links 2010: 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 800 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. (2010, June), Mind Links 2010: Resources To Motivate Minorities To Study And Succeed In Engineering Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/16387

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