Re-engineering engineering education to retain women

Stephanie Blaisdell, Angela Middleton, Mary Anderson-Rowland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


In order to maintain and increase enrollment in engineering, engineering must, not only include, but actively recruit, women. However, engineering programs cannot stop there. Research indicates that more students leave than graduate with an engineering degree, and women are more likely to switch out of engineering than men. The Women in Applied Science and Engineering (WISE) Program at Arizona State University was founded to improve the retention and recruitment of women in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). Toward that end, the WISE Program has developed a systematic approach to retain women in CEAS. These programs are discussed in detail. The climate survey, which was conducted to determine students' needs, and upon which many of the programs were derived, is discussed. Pre and post retention figures, and other assessment information, are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Editors Anon
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 26th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education, FIE'96. Part 2 (of 3) - Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1996Nov 9 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 26th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education, FIE'96. Part 2 (of 3)
CitySalt Lake City, UT, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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