Faculty Advisor

Nicoletti, Denise W.


WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering program has traditionally maintained a low percentage of female undergraduates. Factors responsible for this underrepresentation are isolation consequent to male dominance, limited portrayal of ECE rewards, low self-confidence and failure to establish ECE interest among women. Featured in this project are research, methods, results and final recommendations. Realistic solutions are based on closing analysis; they include increasing ECE awareness, modifying academic advisor assignment procedure, using tour guides to effectively promote ECE, and increasing female faculty.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering