Attracting Women to EECS at Berkeley
To stimulate greater awareness of engineering among high
school women, we have developed two websites: one for
prospective EECS undergraduate
another for all prospective
to EECS. Each fall, a letter from a current woman engineer is mailed to
high school seniors, encouraging them to consider applying to Berkeley EECS.
A brochure for prospective women is available that details various
undergraduate research opportunities, scholarships, academic resources, and
student organizations. For copies of the brochure, please contact the
EECS Center for Undergraduate Matters at (510) 643-8205.
The Center also sponsors high school outreach programs, such as Double X, an after-school science club for high school women that was first implemented in Spring 2001. Additional outreach efforts are accomplished through collaborations between the Center and the Society of Women Engineers.
An undergraduate recruitment committee known as STAR (Student Taskforce for Active Recruitment) is comprised of undergraduate EECS students who are willing to answer individual questions from EECS applicants, host admitted students each April, and welcome admitted freshman women. In 2001, STAR volunteers also mentored admitted women students who visited campus as part of the Fly to Berkeley EECS Program.