Work in progress: WE CAN: Introducing high school girls to electrical engineering

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Abstract

The WECAN program is designed to introduce high school female students to concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The program is focused on young women who have completed a pre-calculus class during their junior year of high school. A two week summer camp will be held beginning in the summer of 2006. During the camp, we will cover approximately 60% of the course content contained in our freshman level ECE course. The camp is limited to female students only - those wishing to receive credit for EE 1304 may do so by completing a distance learning component of the course. Follow-up efforts will continue during students' senior high school year (2006-07) to maintain contact and enhance recruiting efforts, as well as to determine for project evaluation purposes whether students who attended the camp enroll in engineering school.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2006Oct 31 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/28/0610/31/06

Keywords

  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Freshman electrical engineering
  • Women in engineering

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    Baker, M. C., & Karp, T. (2006). Work in progress: WE CAN: Introducing high school girls to electrical engineering. In 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [4117023] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2006.322470