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  • Status 
    In progress
    Shafagh Jafer

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    September 22, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    June 22, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Freshmen Mentorship for Women in CS/CE/SE

    Meta

    Organization 
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Department 
    Electrical Computer Software and Systems Engineering
    City 
    Daytona Beach
    State 
    FL
    Activity Description 

    With 3 students, including 2 new women undergraduates from the Computer Science, Electrical, Software and Systems Engineering Department, the department proposes to extend the work of the Student Ambassadors to mentor new freshmen women throughout their first academic year. The ambassadors will know the freshmen through their work with them during the recruiting cycle the previous year. Through this Freshman Mentoring Program, they will plan activities to continue and further develop their relationships with the freshmen, give them course information and point them in the direction for career advice and opportunities to work with faculty in undergraduate research. Professor Keith Garfield, a member of the ESC-UP project and the instructor for the intro computer science course at ERAU, has agreed to oversee the Freshman Mentoring Program.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Retaining
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees