WEPAN 2006 National Conference Proceedings: Building Bridges to the Future ...for Women in Engineering

Proceedings of the 2006 WEPAN National Conference, held June 11 - 14, 2006 at Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Table of Contents


Program PDF

Plenary Session Speakers

Faculty and Graduate Student Gender Diversity in Research Universities: Challenges and Opportunities PDF
Cristina Amon
Participation, Performance, and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering: What is at Issue and Why PDF
Mary Frank Fox
Broadening the participation of women in STEM: Experiences from NSF PDF
Dr. Gary A. Gabriele
Title IX as a Change Strategy for Science & Engineering -- The Path Forward PDF
Debra R. Rolison
WEPAN Closing Session, 13 June 2006 PDF
Beverly Karplus Hartline

Creating Inclusive Environments

Employability in Information Technology for Women with Disabilities: An under-utilized portino of the workforce PDF
Sandy Freudenberg, Rachel Sartin
Designing Welcoming and Inclusive STEM Department Websites PDF
Beth A. Montelone, Ruth A. Dyer, Cynthia Burack, Suzanne E. Franks
Evaluating STEM Department Websites for Diversity PDF
Cynthia Burack, Suzanne E. Franks
Progress Toward a Canadian 'Centre' for Women in SETT (Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology) PDF
Carolyn J. Emerson, Hiromi Matsui, Lorraine Michael


A Characterization of Potential Women Engineering Administrators in Academia PDF
Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Betsy Homsher, JoAnn Lighty, Judy Raper, Judy Vance
A Novel Approach to Active Recruiting of Women For STEM Faculty Positions PDF
Ruth A. Dyer, Beth A. Montelone, Mary Rezac, Terry S. King
Academic Leadership Conference -- Training and Networking PDF
Parveen Wahid, Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Susan Marguiles
Advancing Women Faculty through Collaborative Research Networks PDF
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr

Pre-College Outreach and Recruitment

6-12 Teacher -- University Faculty Partnerships to Improve Science Education PDF
Beth A. Montelone, Jacqueline D. Spears
Assessing Media Influences on Middle School-Aged Children's Perceptions of Women in Science and Engineering Using the Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST) PDF
Jocelyn Steinke, Maria Lapinski, Nikki Crocker, Aletta Zietsman-Thomas, Yashica Williams, Stephanie Higdon, Sarvani Kuchibhotla
Chemical Engineering and Cosmetics: Making the Connection Between Chemistry and Engineering Processes in Product Manufacturing PDF
Rosemary Frollini, Annette M. Jacobson
Collaborative Efforts to Encourage Women and Girls in Rural Areas to Pursue STEM Fields PDF
Mary Jo Wellenstein, Ann Bloor, Firouzeh Keshmiri
Designing and Delivering Student-led Outreach Events for Middle School Students PDF
Susan Arnold Christian, Kimberly D. Douglas, Ruth A. Dyer, Lisa Freeman, Beth A. Montelone, Jacqueline D. Spears
Educating the Educator PDF
Betsy Willis
IBM EX.I.T.E. Camp: Growing the Pipeline of Women Who Enter Science, Technology, and Engineering Fields PDF
Janel Barfield, Audrey Romonosky
isisHawaii: The power of One+One brings girls into the science and engineering pipeline PDF
Leslie Wilkins, Lynn Fujioka, Sheryl Hom
White Paper: "But, Engineering IS Cool -- Effective Messaging for Pre-college Students" PDF
Katie Kizziar, Didey Muniz

Academic and Support Program Activities for Retention

A Model STEM Team Collaboration: Four Schools for WIE PDF
Rachelle Reisberg, Katherine S. Ziemer, Merdith Knight, Peter Wong, Anna Swan, Sumru Erkut, Terri Camesano
Attracting and Retaining Females in Engineering Technology through Curriculum Reform, Innovative Recruitment Strategies, and Industry-driven Initiatives PDF
Elaine L. Craft, Donald McCoy
Establishing a Women in Engineering Program at an Urban University PDF
Julie Martin Trenor, Chidiogo Madubike, Frank J. Clayton
Futurebound: A Model for Increasing Retention of Community College Women Transferring into STEM at the University PDF
Marie Elena Reyes, Cassandra O'Neill
Improving Skills and Attitudes in Minority Females Training for Engineering and Technology Careers PDF
Pete Hylton, Wendy Otoupal
Retention of Women Engineering Technology Students at Rochester Institute of Technology PDF
Carol Romanowski, Carol Richardson, Maureen Valentine, Teresa Wolcott, Jeanne Christman
The Importance of Including Career Clarification in a First-Year Summer Experience PDF
Paige E. Smith, Sean Gehrke, Janet A. Schmidt, Linda C. Schmidt
Diversifying the Images of Computer Science: Carnegie Mellon Students Take on the Challenge! PDF
Carol Frieze, Emily Treat
White Paper: "Dump the Slump: Retaining Engineering Women into the 3rd Year" PDF
Tricia Berry, Ana Dison
White Paper: "Facilitating Success for Women in STEM through Living-Learning Programs" PDF
Dawn Johnson, Matthew Soldner, Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas

Graduate Women Engineering Students

Bridging into Graduate Studies: Purdue University's Women in Engineering Graduate Mentoring Program PDF
Lindsay Marie Walthall, Beth M. Holloway, Dr. Janine K. Reklaitis

Industry Collaboration and Practice

Building a Vibrant Women's Network at Work: The Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices PDF
Skyla Loomis
Building the Bridge for Effective Cross-Site Relationships PDF
Rajni Satpute
Climate studies and associated best practices to improve climate issues in the workplace PDF
Rekha Nair
Smart Mentorship -- Key to Organizational and Personal Growth PDF
Jin Zhang, Kathy Kennedy

Assessment Methods & Research Results

A Critical Assessment of Online Survey Tools PDF
Rose M. Marra, Barbara Bogue
Evaluation of a Program to Encourage Underrepresented Minority and Women Students to Become Interested in Research and to Attain Graduate Degrees PDF
Mary R. Anderson-Rowland
Identifying Variables That Predict a STEM Major for Female Students PDF
Gillian M. Nicholls, Harvey Wolfe, Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Larry J. Shuman, Siripen Larpkiattaworn
Prairie View A&M University: Assessing the Impact of the STEM-Enrichment Program on Women of Color PDF
Felecia Nave, Sherri Frizell, Pamela Obiomon, Suxia Cui, Judy Perkins
Retention Rates and Differences between Leavers and Stayers PDF
Elizabeth Litzler, Sheila Edwards Lange, Priti Mody
The Longitudinal Effects of a Women's Mentoring Course on the Retention of Women in Engineering PDF
Tabassum Haque, Jacob Marszalek, Susan A. Linnemeyer
Women Engineering Students' Self Efficacy -- A Longitudinal Multi-Institution Study PDF
Rose M. Marra, Barbara Bogue