Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WEST) will be established at the New Jersey Institute of Technology to facilitate the transfer of women from 19 community colleges in New Jersey to engineering, science, and technology programs at 4-year colleges and universities on completion of their 2-year curricula. During its first year, the WEST office will work with some of the community colleges with which articulation agreements already exist. Special efforts will be made with urban-based colleges with a high percentage of minority and economically disadvantaged students. After its first year of operation, WEST will expand its efforts to include other community colleges in the state. The goal is to recruit at least 200 women per year to the career days and seminars. Fifty-two of these recruits will later be enrolled in the telecourse offered by the Center for Precollege Programs and Distance Learning or in the Educational Opportunity Program. The objectives are to increase by 10% each year the number of community college women transferring to 4-year colleges and universities to pursue majors in engineering, science, and mathematics; to encourage women with undeclared majors at community colleges to select preengineering and science curricula; to help the community colleges recruit more entering women students to the preengineering and science curricula; to evaluate the model after its first year for the purpose of improvement and dissemination to other 4-year colleges during its second year; and to expand the scope of activities of the WEST program to other community colleges after its first year of operation.

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  • Pagination: p. 359-362
  • Monograph Title: Finance, planning, programming, economic analysis, and land development 1991
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  • Accession Number: 00621783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309051150
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM