Encouraging underrepresented minority and women students to become interested in research and to attain graduate degrees

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Paul C. Johnson

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Abstract

The Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Community (CIRC) program which aims at increasing the number of both women students and minorities seeking a graduate degree in engineering is discussed. The CIRC informative sessions include guest lectures, writing a resume to obtain an internship, how to select and apply for graduate school and obtaining funds. Women and minority groups are encouraged to apply for scholarships based on good academic achievement. This project is found to be very beneficial for students as they are deriving financial benefits from it and are also obtaining research positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Pages4669-4676
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2004
EventASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights" - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 23 2004

Other

OtherASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights"
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period6/20/046/23/04

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Anderson-Rowland, M. R., & Johnson, P. C. (2004). Encouraging underrepresented minority and women students to become interested in research and to attain graduate degrees. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 4669-4676)