Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2004

Girls Lock-In Conference; Summer Solutions 2005; SWE National & Regional Conferences




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Matching Research Agency

Women's Leadership Institute and The University of Missouri-Rolla/Corporate


Principal Investigator

Cecilia Elmore
Director -- Women's Leadership Institute
University of Missouri-Rolla
212 ERL, Rolla, Missouri, 65401

p(573) 341- 4212
f(573) 341- 4890


Student Involvement


Project Objective

Girls "Lock-In" -- These conferences are an opportunity for girls to camp out in a Residence Hall, learn more about studying math, science, and engineering at UMR, meet other prospective and current students, learn tips for financial aid and admission, and participate in hands-on team projects. This conference is designed by students who are members of the UMR Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Women in Engineering and Science Program. Two lock-in dates are planned for this academic year, November 2004, and March 2005. This event is designed for up to forty junior and senior high school girls who have inquired or been accepted at UMR. A limited number of transfer students will be invited to participate. 

Summer Solutions -- July 2005- A live-in 1-week camp designed to give female students the experience of college life while learning more about career options in engineering, math, and science. Students will meet college students and professors, participate in team projects, and gain a better understanding of "what engineers and scientists really do and how". This event is designed for up to 50 high school freshman and sophomore girls.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National & Regional Conferences -- October 2004 & March 2005. 15 SWE members will participate in the convention, which includes workshops, networking opportunities and a career fair. With workshops focused on education, personal growth, technology, and career guidance. The goal is designed to increase the awareness, participation, and excitement surrounding women students education and accomplishments in engineering, science, mathematics, and technology. Support for this conference will also add motivation for the UMR SWE members to participate in the recruitment programs.


Anticipated Benefits

The Girls Lock-In, Summer Solutions, and SWE Conferences will help grow an increased enrollment number of women in engineering and science, and ultimately a more balanced technical workforce. It is UMR's goal to increase the number of women students from 25% to 35% by 2006. These programs are the beginning of the pipeline that will assist the campus in yielding those numbers.


Modal Orientation

Student Recruitment


Project Start Date:

October 1, 2004

Project End Date:July 31, 2005

Relationship to other Research/Projects

Technology Transfer


Technology Transfer Activities

Participation in national groups


Transportation Research Board Keywords

Transportation, Engineering, technology