We are excited to invite you to an upcoming virtual conference,STEMSuccess for Women: Empowering Educators to Recruit and Retain More Women in STEM, where you’ll learn from leaders across the country who are engaging more women in the STEM fields. One example: Professor Barbara DuFrain of Del Mar College who was able to increase female enrollment in her intro to computer programming classes by 62 percent, and improve overall retention by 45 percent.
Some of the other case studies you will hear over the course of the 12 sessions from April 13 – April 16 include…
- How one department chairperson was able to increase female enrollment in her college’s STEM programs by 95 percent;
- How a professor improved retention of female engineering students by 42 percent in one semester in only 12 teaching contact hours; and
- How another professor increased the number of women who declared a computer science major from 11 percent to 46 percent by changing the introductory computer science course.
This free event is completely online, and you can participate via phone or computer. STEMSuccess for Women is hosted by Donna Milgram, Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
Learn more about this National Science Foundation funded virtual event here.
Katie Fitzgerald, Communications Associate