A bridge to high-school girls: A versatile recruiting tool

Edward R. Evans, Richard Englund

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Abstract

A versatile recruitment tool to encourage high-school girls towards a career in engineering technology field is discussed. A 16-foot long wood and steel bridge was designed to evaluate and boost the interest level of girls towards engineering topics. The girls were introduced to the structural topics and were asked to assemble the bridge. The girls were excited by the project and were happy to select engineering technology as a career.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

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Engineering technology
Wooden bridges
Steel bridges

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Evans, Edward R. ; Englund, Richard. / A bridge to high-school girls : A versatile recruiting tool. In: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. 2001 ; pp. 37-43.
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In: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 01.12.2001, p. 37-43.

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