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									                        Pipeline Programs




            The University of Science and Technology. And Life.

    Terry Schmidt Adams „92
    Director of Corporate Relations                               508-831-5198
    Development & University Relations                            tadams@wpi.edu

1            University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Diversity needed within Technological Workforce

         Technology-based workplace requires highly-skilled workers,
          particularly in engineering, science & math
         Majority demographics shifting from male & Caucasian to
          female & African American, Asian & Hispanic
         Little growth in minority participation in these technical fields
         9% engineering jobs held by women, yet 45% of workforce
         Full participation of women & minorities in engineering once a
          moral goal, now critical for U.S. economic security
         Intellectual capital of under-represented groups untapped by field
         Diverse technological workforce could revitalize corporations
          with new perspectives on old problems & new interpersonal /
          teamwork approaches
      2            University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Diversifying the Technological Talent Pipeline

         23.4% of WPI undergraduates are women
         4.4% under-represented minorities (African American, Hispanic,
          Native American)
         Campus benefits from diverse student body
         Diversity, a priority for WPI (& industry!)
            – 1991 Office of Minority Affairs (with funding from UTC)
            – 1993 EMSEP, minority bridge / retention program
            – 1998 WPI Strategic Plan goals of 30% women & 15% students of
              color by 2011
            – 2000 Office of Diversity & Women‟s Programs
            – 2001 Think Tank for Female & Minority Enrollment
            – 2002 Community Council focus on diversity & pluralism
            – 2002 President‟s Cabinet “diversity” strategic initiative

      3            University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Academic Year K-12 Outreach Programs
dependent on corporate support

                                                                            Funds still needed for this year
         Dec. 14, 2002 - FIRST LEGO League state competition
          “RoboNautica” (middle school)                       $5,000

         Feb. - National Engineers Week Celebration (African
          American, Hispanic, Native American high school students)                                 $1,200

         Feb. - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (high school)                                  $1,200

         Worcester regional Science Fair at WPI / MassAcademy
          (middle / high school)                                                          volunteer judges

         June - FIRST Robotics post-season competition
          “BattleCry@WPI” (high school)                                                              $5,000

         Generating Leadership through Outreach Work Study                                         $1,000

                  Thanks to Bank North, GE, Intel, & Tyco!
      4            University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings           October 17, 2002
Summer K-12 Outreach Programs

          15 different programs reaching over 1,000 K-12 children
          3-day commuter programs to 2-week residential programs
          Programs dependent on corporate support          Funds still needed for „03
             –   Camp REACH                                                                   $24,500
             –   GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math & Science)                                   $23,000
             –   GEMS Jr.                                                                       $7,000
             –   Strive                                                                       $23,000
             –   Strive Jr.                                                                     $7,000
          Girls & under-represented minorities entering grades 7-12
          Hands-on activities are fun, confidence builders, that demonstrate
           breadth & relevance of engineering
          Expose to engineering, encourage to continue math & science, &
           motivate to excel academically

Thanks to Fidelity, GM, Intel, Mercury Computer, Raytheon, TJX, & Verizon!

       5              University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Outreach to K-12 Educators dependent on corporate support

      Girls COUNT (Counselor Outreach to Under-
       represented students in Engineering & Technology)
      Students of Color COUNT
      Math in Industry Summer Institute
      Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics & Science
       summer institutes




       Thanks to EMC, Flinn Scientific, GE, Intel, & TI!

   6         University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Retention Programs dependent on corporate support

         Women‟s Industry Network
           – Quarterly dinner meetings seek $2,500 corporate sponsorship
             (10/25/02 opportunity!)
           – Professionals needed as mentors starting fall „03
         EMSEP
         Student Professional Organizations
           –   American Indian Science & Engineering Society
           –   National Society of Black Engineers
           –   Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
           –   Society of Women Engineers
           –   Women in Electrical & Computer Engineering

               Thanks to Cisco, Compaq, GE, General Dynamics,
                     Intel, Turner Construction, & UTC!
      7            University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Proven Success with Pipeline Programs

         1/3 of Camp REACH alumni from „97 & „98 applied for 8
          unpaid “teaching assistant” positions in Camp REACH 2002
         Actively involved at city & state level with implementation of
          new engineering, technology & design K-12 frameworks
         47 years as host for Worcester Regional Science &
          Engineering Fair for high school students
         WPI‟s current freshman class includes 20 Frontiers „01 alumni
         Freshman to sophomore year 90-92% retention rate among
          best in country
         76% graduation rate great: Nationally less than 1/2 students
          who enter engineering programs graduate as engineers

      8           University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002
Conclusion

        WPI Asset
         – Technology / society emphasis appealing to under-represented
           students
        Benefits of supporting pipeline programs at WPI
         – Build corporate image: Event sponsorship recognized in
           associated invitation letters, brochures, web sites, press
           releases, t-shirts, etc.
         – Opportunity for employees to volunteer at sponsored events:
           Get to know & hire students!
         – Stewardship report within 10 months of gift
         – Gifts recognized in annual report of donors to 25,000 alumni
           & friends

     9          University Services to Corporations - Joint Advisory Boards Meetings   October 17, 2002

								
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