Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Noteworthy News; Pitt Engineering School Implements New Program to Recruit, Retain Underrepresented Students

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Noteworthy News; Pitt Engineering School Implements New Program to Recruit, Retain Underrepresented Students

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The University of Pittsburgh's School of Engineering (SOE) is implementing a program that will help minority and disadvantaged students attain a stronger educational background and provide them with positive role models.

Building on Pitt's 30-year history of diversity efforts, Dr. Sylvanus Nwosu, SOE's assistant dean for diversity, created the new Pitt Engineering Career Access Program (PECAP). Beginning this summer, PECAP will work to increase the recruitment and retention of qualified underrepresented students -- African American, Hispanic, American Indian, women, and academically or economically disadvantaged students -- as well as promote multicultural relationships within the school.

"PECAP stems from the belief that a student's academic preparation for engineering should begin early and must continue throughout college," Nwosu says. "By addressing deficiencies in K-12 math and science curricula and developing skills through hands-on experience, PECAP will better prepare students for an engineering education and increase the number and quality of engineering graduates."

PECAP will provide continuous academic enhancement in college through support, counseling, mentoring and research opportunities. …

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