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Going the Distance
Transfer students from two-year community colleges and technical schools infuse diversity, skill, and motivation into traditional undergraduate engineering programs–and the future workforce. But too many don't reach their goal of a bachelor's degree because of economic and academic pressures. Here's how one university is helping them go the distance.
Dr. Gary Harlow, chair of mechanical engineering at Lehigh University and Dr. Patricia Brackin, professor of mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, take us through varying ways to get ahead early in an undergraduate career. If you want to go from being a last-minute career thinker to first minute, hear what these professors have to say.
Although the number of female engineering students has grown over the years, only 14 percent of engineers are women. Industry needs to become more pro-active in getting female middle- and high-school students involved in engineering through creative programs and seminars.