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
Author 
jafers
City 
Daytona Beach
State 
Florida
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.

Progress On Activity 
Initial negotiation has taken place with ERAU Ambassadors Program.
Potential women ambassadors have been identified.
Lessons Learned 
Still in progress.
Goal tag(s) 
Recruiting
Retaining

Comments

Metnorship led by students.