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Mind Links: Resources For The Minority Students And Minority Faculty

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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MIND Education Trends

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10.939.1 - 10.939.18



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Maria M. Larrondo Petrie

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Session 2005-2282

MIND Links: Resources for Minority Students and Minority Faculty

María M. Larrondo Petrie

College of Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida USA

Abstract. MIND is the acronym for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) MINorities in Engineering Division. One of its latest initiatives is the MIND Links project to gather useful web links and information on resources that would allow minority students and minority faculty to find and take full advantage of the myriad of programs and information designed to promote their participation in the engineering and technology disciplines. This paper presents the initial results.


Minority students and minority faculty do not take full advantage of the myriad of programs designed to promote their participation in engineering and technology disciplines. Minorities 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, and provides links to internet sites containing further details. An analysis is done of possible areas of need not covered adequately by existing resources.

Engineering Professional Societies and Engineering Education Related Sites

Professional societies for engineers provide scholarships, fellowships, awards, conferences, competitions, publications, and resources for students, parents, educators and professional engineers. Table 1 shows a listing of engineering professional societies. The computer science and engineering technologies societies are included in this table because the computer science and engineering technology programs are often housed in the college of engineering. The table also includes architecture, because students may want to explore the differences between this discipline and construction or civil engineering. Table 2 lists the engineering related honor societies. Table 3 lists other engineering-related societies, including science, mathematics, medical, and education societies. Table 4 lists engineering, technology, science and educational

Proceedings of the 2005 Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education

Larrondo Petrie, M. M. (2005, June), Mind Links: Resources For The Minority Students And Minority Faculty Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14935

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