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The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin. Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 50,000 39,000 undergraduate 11,000 graduate. Undergraduate Enrollment Trends Enrollment by Department. Undergraduate Enrollment Trends. National Trend - Fall 2008 African American 3518 = 4%

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The university of texas at austin

The University of Texas at Austin


The university of texas at austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Founded: 1883

Enrollment: 50,00039,000 undergraduate11,000 graduate


Undergraduate enrollment trends enrollment by department

Undergraduate Enrollment TrendsEnrollment by Department


The university of texas at austin

Undergraduate

Enrollment Trends

National Trend - Fall 2008

African American 3518 = 4%

Hispanic American 6889 = 8%

Native American 454 = .55%

Asian American 5832 = 7%

Total ME students in the US = 81,841

*National statistics provided by American Association of Engineering Societies - Engineering Workforce Commission


Undergraduate enrollment trends national female enrollment

Undergraduate Enrollment TrendsNational Female Enrollment

Fall 2008 - 8,835 Female / 81,841 Total =11%

*National statistics provided by American Association of Engineering Societies - Engineering Workforce Commission


Proactive tactic for recruitment of women into ut me

Proactive Tactic for Recruitment of Women into UT ME

  • External Advisory Committee asked whether it was possible to get to 25 in 5*

* Actual goal was 30% based on studies suggesting that above this percentage minorities do not feel small in number.


Mechanical engineering the university of texas at austin

Freescale Semiconductor - Judy Wright (EAC Chair)

Service Dealer Technologies (retired) – Glenn Staats

Applied Materials – David Paul

National Instruments – Jeannie Falcon

Schlumberger – Danny Hlavinka

ExxonMobil - Robert Viktorin

Shell Oil Company – Denise Elston

Dell – Doug Nelson

Parsons Corporation – Carlos Levy

Hearst Communications – Stacy Genovese

Harvest Technologies – David Leigh

Chevron – Eric Sirgo

Texas Instruments –Shaunna Flynn Black

Rice University – Enrique Barrera

Penn State University – Karen Thole

TDIndustries – L. Ben Houston

Caterpillar – Larry Seitzman

IBM – KavehMassoudian

AMD – Sara Thurwachter Brand

MPR Associates – Fred Buckingham

Institute for Advanced Technology – Scott Fish

Bracewell & Giuliani – Israel Garcia

HDR – Scott McMillan

Sandia National Laboratories – Arthur Ratzel

Mechanical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin

Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Committee

7/24 = 29% are Women


Proactive tactic for recruitment of women into ut me1

Proactive Tactic for Recruitment of Women into UT ME

  • External Advisory Committee hypothesized that a small incentive ($1000 scholarship) would produce large results

  • One EAC member issued a challenge matching gift of $10,000. This ended up raising $130,500.


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Proactive Tactic for Recruitment of Women into UT ME

  • UT Cockrell School of Engineering has a terrific Women in Engineering Program (WEP) and they administered the scholarship program. The program consisted of the following:

  • 1.Summer program for women considering engineering at UT (established potential scholarship pool – verbal description of ME scholarships was given)


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Proactive Tactic for Recruitment of Women into UT ME

  • Sept-Nov : WEP sent letter to all female ME applicants and those that expressed interest in ME

  • If admitted all female students, were contacted by telephone to congratulate and encourage Freshman Interest Group (FIG)


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Proactive Tactic for Recruitment of Women into UT ME

  • WEP made selected scholarship offers to students. FIG program required

  • Made 30 iterative offers

  • 6.Chair followed with call

  • 7. 19 (20 was goal) scholarships accepted - $2,000 each: $1,000 for fall semester

  • $1,000 for spring semester


Mechanical engineering the university of texas at austin women in me

Mechanical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin Women in ME

  • We have more 1st time freshmen females

    • Fall 2005 13.6%

    • Fall 2006 15.5%

    • Fall 2007 19.3%

    • Fall 2008 15%

    • Fall 200923%

      Established EAC Women in ME Scholarship Program for Fall 2009


Spring snapshot admissions data

Spring Snapshot Admissions Data


Student quality

Student Quality


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Proactive Tactic for Recruitment of Women into UT ME

  • Repeat for this year

  • Retention


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