Crystal City, Virginia
April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018
May 2, 2018
Institutions of higher learning throughout the United States want to recruit, retain, and graduate more underrepresented engineering students and become a more inclusive campus. The University of Arkansas created the Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP), a recruitment to graduation program for underrepresented engineering students, in 2007. This panel session will discuss this successful program, the 2011 publication by the National Academies Press, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads, and the next phase of ECAP, ECAP 2.0. ECAP is a proven example that applying the best practices outlined in the publication can effectively increase the success of underrepresented engineering students. Participants will learn and discuss successful practices, learn about the program, and discussion tangible outcomes to take back to their home institutions.
Hill, B., & Specking, E. (2018, April), Special Session: Comprehensive Diversity Student Support Program Discussion Paper presented at 2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/29577
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