Proceedings of the 1991 Women in Engineering Conference: A National Initiative

Proceedings of the 1991 WEPAN National Conference, held June 2 - 4, 1991 at Holiday Inn - Crowne Plaza, Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Front Matter PDF

Plenary Session I

Session Synopsis PDF
Societal Barriers and Strategies for Succeeding in the Technical Sciences PDF
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

Taking the Lead: Industry, Government, and Academia

Session Synopsis PDF
Building a Coalition Between Industry, Academia and Government PDF
Irene Bjorklund
Women Engineers: Does Congress Care? PDF
Rhea Jezer
Partial Transcription: "An Overview of Corporate/Foundation Giving at AT&T" PDF
Guido Schlesinger

Research: New Findings From the Field

Session Synopsis PDF
Graduate Career Change Women Engineers Versus Traditional Engineers PDF
Dr. Mary R. Anderson
Women and Science: No Community Support For a Culture of Success PDF
Paula Rayman, Alice A. Oberfield, Anna Amundsen

Early Intervention: K-8 Programs

Session Synopsis PDF
Martha's Daughters -- Middle School Intervention PDF
Mary A. Jasper
A Successful Middle School Teacher Enhancement Program: Project Seed (Science Education Through Experiments and Demonstrations) PDF
Paula G. Leventman

Retention Programs and Strategies

Session Synopsis PDF
Academic Support Services and the Learning Environment PDF
Patricia K. Bailey
Retention Programs and Strategies PDF
Dr. Kathleen Luker
The Women in Science Project at Dartmouth PDF
Carol Blue Muller

Summer Programs for Secondary School Students

Session Synopsis PDF
S.W.E. Summer Engineering Exploration For High School Sophomore and Junior Women PDF
Gina M. Sartor, Sharon R. Burch
Seattle Mesa Summer Science Program for Middle School Girls PDF
Nancy Cook
The Douglass Science Institute for High School Women PDF
Ellen F. Mappen

Graduate Recruitment and Support Programs

Session Synopsis PDF
Using Summer Interships to Recruit Female Graduate Students Into Science and Engineering PDF
Myrna Whigham

Plenary Session II

Session Synopsis PDF
Increasing the Participation of Women in Engineering Careers: A Corporate Perspective PDF
Marie McKee

Establishing Partnerships: Industry, Government, Academia

Session Synopsis PDF
Women in Engineering: The Role of Community Colleges PDF
Dr. Paul C. Parker
The Industrial/Educational (K-20) Partnership: A Win/Win Proposition PDF
Susan Wood

New Directions: Program Ideas for Colleges and Corporations

Session Synopsis PDF
Partnerships with Vocational Education PDF
Louise Chiatovich

Pre-College Programs for Engineering Career Awareness

Session Synopsis PDF
Bringing Young Minority Women to the Threshold of Science PDF
Rachelle S. Heller, C. Dianne Martin
Pre-College Programs for Engineering Career Awareness PDF
Betty P. Preece

Women in Engineering Programs, A Dean's Perspective

Session Synopsis PDF

Special Interest Meetings

Session Synopsis PDF
An Immodest Proposal: A Woman's Institute for Engineering PDF
Barbara B. Lazarus, Indira Nair
Engineering Technology Issues PDF
W. David Baker, Deanna M. Jacobs

Appendix

1991 Catalog of Resource Materials for Women in Engineering Programs PDF
Dr. Emily M. Wadsworth
Index by author PDF
Index by institution PDF