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Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM Dr. Robert Akl, Associate Professor
 

Summary: Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM
Dr. Robert Akl, Associate Professor
David Keathly, Lecturer
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
This paper describes the efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting students
to undergraduate computer science and engineering programs at the University of
North Texas (UNT). Such recruitment of students is critical to the country's efforts to
increase the number of engineering professionals, and is a priority for the Computer
Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UNT.
Introduction
Computer science and engineering communities have been exploring efforts to attract
more students especially women and minorities to computer science and engineering
degree programs and retain them once they are there [1]. This paper describes the
efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting students to undergraduate computer
science and computer engineering programs at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Students often arrive at the decision to go into engineering because they performed well
in mathematics and science in high school. However, they typically lack a realistic
understanding of what computer engineering is. Students struggling with the transition
from high school to college see very little "real" computer science or engineering to

  

Source: Akl, Robert - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences