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Wisconsin engineering: Support, retain and grow

Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by .

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When I joined the UW-Madison College of Engineering as dean in 1999, I was determined to address a persistent problem: Too many students who begin undergraduate life aspiring to be engineers end up leaving engineering. As I look back on nearly 14 years of college leadership, I can say confidently that we’re turning that problem [...]

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Residential community helps science-minded college women succeed

Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by .

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Some of my classes can be daunting when I’m the only—or one of a few— female members,” says Jessica MacAllister, a UW-Madison undergraduate studying computer engineering. As a woman pursuing a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field heavily dominated by men, MacAllister isn’t the only female who sometimes feels out of [...]

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