Accession Number : ADA323010

Title :   A Study to Determine and Test Factors Impacting Upon the Supply of Minorities and Women Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists for Defense Industries and Installations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Nov 87-1 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : HUSTON-TILLOTSON COLL AUSTIN TX CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Kay, Nina W.

PDF Url : ADA323010

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 2782

Abstract : The Center for the Advancement of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CASET), of Huston-Tillotson College, a historically black college, conducted a multiyear research study to determine and test barriers and enhancements to the recruitment, retention, and performance of American Indians, Blacks, Hispanics ana women as a means of alleviating a potential shortage of qualified American nationals IN THE SCIENTIFIC, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGICAL (SET) workforce. CASET organized a consortium of nineteen higher education institutions with enrollments primarily minority or female. Research strategies included quasi-experimental methodologies to collect and analyze data, the development and maintenance of the CASET;database containing documents critical to the research purpose, conducting 62 interventions testing strategies designed to encourage women and minorities to engage in SET study and careers, and symposia held at Johnson Space Center focusing on intervention programs for minorities and women. The study results confirmed there is a problem with the teaching and learning of mathematics in the U.S. Science interventions enhanced science performance significantly at all educational levels. Science interventions enhanced mathematics performance and/or attitudes of college students. Interventions vide the kind of support enabling under-represented minorities and women to succeed in non-traditional study and careers.

Descriptors :   *RECRUITING, *MINORITIES, *CAREERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, SYMPOSIA, INDUSTRIES, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, EDUCATION, STUDENTS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BARRIERS, MATHEMATICS, UNIVERSITIES, PERSONNEL, WORK, SUPPLIES, LEARNING, WOMEN, INTERVENTION, SHORTAGES, SCIENTISTS, HISPANICS, AMERICAN INDIANS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE