Giving Women In Science, Engineering, And Mathematics Support And Leadership Experience Through A Women In Science And Engineering Program At The University Of Texas At El Paso

Benjamin Flores, Elvia Martin Del Campo, Ariana Arciero, Patricia Nava, Rosa Gomez
2003 Annual Conference Proceedings   unpublished
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a commuter campus that mainly serves students of the region, a majority of which are first generation college students. The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program at UTEP was created to give successful women majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields educational stipends as well as opportunities to use their talents, leadership abilities, and academic skills to positively influence girls in the El Paso community to
more » ... Paso community to focus on math and science through outreach activities. These opportunities allow young girls to interact with young women who are educationally focused and demonstrate success, confidence and competence in STEM fields. A high percentage of members in the WiSE program are Hispanic and through their active participation, positively impact the girls of our region, who are themselves primarily Hispanic. This paper will discuss the WiSE initiative on the UTEP campus and our progress thus far.
doi:10.18260/1-2--11864 fatcat:hgup2nlavzcztpvq7sxagi43si