Presented at the 2011 ASEE Conference, this paper shares the CalWomenTech Project model and strategies -- many requiring minimal costs and time commitments -- that resulted in increases of female students in technology programs and in improved completion rates for both female and male students. The CalWomenTech Project -- funded and highlighted by the National Science Foundation -- assisted technology programs at eight California two-year colleges in recruiting and retaining more women during an economic recession and state budget crisis that forced the California community college system to cut hundreds of millions of dollars.


Copyright© American Society for Engineering Education. By viewing this paper, you agree to all the copyright laws protecting it. Milgram, D. (2011). Turning Limited Resources into Increased Recruitment & Retention of Female Students in Technology Programs. The U.S. Conference Proceedings of the 2010 Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition. Vancouver, BC: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)