Engineering students -- Florida -- Orlando, University of Central Florida -- College of Engineering, Women college students -- Florida -- Orlando, Women engineers -- Florida -- Orlando
In order to familiarize local women with advanced degree possibilities in engineering and with expanding local industry, as well as increasing the graduate enrollment in the College of Engineering, the University of Central Florida has developed a Reentry Program for Women in the Industrial Engineering Department. Master of Science degrees are offered to the women with four options: Operations Research, Computer Systems, Engineering Administration, and Engineering Systems Analysis. The program is designed for women who received a bachelor's degree at least two years ago in mathematics, engineering, physics, or another hard science. Seed money for the program was obtained as a mini-grant from the Women's Reentry Consortium. The major component of the program is a mathematics review course which offers an intensive review of college math through differential equations. An Industrial Advisory Board is an integral part of the program and is giving support for potential employment of women during their schooling and afterwards, as well as making sure the women are going in directions consistent with the needs of industry. A special orientation, available tutoring, and a Professional Development Day are some of the features incorporated in this program. After the math review course, the women are mainstreamed into the standard graduate program with continued support.
Whitehouse, Gary E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Morse, Lucy C., "The Development of a Reentry Program for Women in Engineering at the University of Central Florida" (1982). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 647.