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Women on the Community College Pathway toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering or Computer Science in Texas

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Women in Engineering Division Technical Session 2

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Women in Engineering

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Roberta Rincon Society of Women Engineers

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Dr. Roberta Rincon is the Senior Manager of Research for the Society of Women Engineers, where she oversees the organization's research activities on topics involving the education and workforce experiences of female engineers. Dr. Rincon has over 15 years of experience in education policy, with particular focus on college access and student success. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA and an M.S. in Information Management from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Community colleges are an increasingly popular route towards a baccalaureate degree, offering open enrollment policies, flexible schedules, and opportunities to address gaps in academic preparation. The community college pathway towards an engineering or computer science (ECS) baccalaureate degree has the potential to help us increase the diversity of the ECS fields. This paper focuses on an exploratory study of the transfer success of women from 10 years of first-time-in-college cohorts who declared an ECS major, analyzing enrollment, transfer, persistence, and baccalaureate completion rates of women in public two-year and four-year colleges in Texas.

Rincon, R. (2018, June), Women on the Community College Pathway toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering or Computer Science in Texas Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31258

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