MIND Links 2009: Resources to motivate minorities to study and stay in engineering

Maria M.Larrondo Petrie, Ivan Esparragoza

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The Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) created the MIND Links project in 2004, recognizing that, although there are many resources available to inform, motivate, fund, mentor, promote, and support minorities and women to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but finding these resources is not easy. MIND Links gathers and updates each year links to resources in an organized manner that is useful for parents, students, professionals, academics and administrators. Special attention is paid to provide useful resources to every stage of forming the engineer, including • Exploratory and motivational stage: K-12, enrichment activities, competitions • Preparatory: scholarships, fellowships, rankings of undergraduate and graduate engineering programs, internships • Professional careers: publications, salary surveys, organizations • Academic careers: career development, evaluating institutions and offers, research opportunities and grants, summer research opportunities, fellowships, organizations • Leadership: leadership training, career advancement programs and administration in higher education • Recognition: awards In 2005, the first MIND Link paper appeared with a little more than 300 links. This year's MIND Links paper organizes and provides over 780 links to resources that can be used to motivate minorities and women to study, stay and succeed in engineering and technology disciplines. The This survey organizes these opportunities and resources, specially targeting those of particular interest to engineering students and engineering faculty, and provides links to internet sites containing further detail. This paper available online at http://www.asee.org/conferences/paper-search-form.cfm using the keywords MIND Links. To recommend links for inclusion please contact please email petrie@fau.edu with the subject MIND Links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2009Jun 17 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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