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View Resource Problem-Solving Resources for Community Colleges: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography provides a number of resources on improving the problem-solving skills of female students, which "can lead to greater comprehension and success in the technology classroom." The bibliography may be downloaded in PDF file format and includes resources in the forms of print publications, software and online resources. These materials would be useful for a number of...

View Resource Women Now Nearly Half of San Diego Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program

This brief case study highlights San Diego's Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems program, and the strategies that program has adopted to recruit and retain female students. The program took part in the CalWomen Tech Project, which was a collaborative effort by several colleges to increase enrollment of female students in technical areas of study. Some of the strategies that...

View Resource Retaining Undergraduate Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology: A Survey of a Student Organization

This paper, which originally appeared in the Journal of College Student Retention, profiles the Women in Technology student organization at Purdue University. The group's central goals include drawing "more women to the School, and reduce the attrition rate of women already in the program by serving as a well-recognized, formal context in which they could receive mentoring and in which they could...

View Resource Women in CS @ HMC: Three Promising Practices

Five years after introducing three key recruitment and retention strategies, women now make up around 42% of Harvey Mudd College?s computer science program. In this Google Tech Talk video, Christine Alvarado shares the three practices Harvey Mudd College implemented to increase the number of women in their CS program: 1) new curriculum for CS1, 2) scholarship trips for female freshman to the G...

View Resource Turning Limited Resources into Increased Recruitment & Retention of Female Students in Technology Programs

Presented at the 2011 ASEE Conference, this paper shares the CalWomenTech Project model and strategies -- many requiring minimal costs and time commitments -- that resulted in increases of female students in technology programs and in improved completion rates for both female and male students. The CalWomenTech Project -- funded and highlighted by the National Science Foundation -- assisted...

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