Successful strategies for the attraction of more women into engineering in southern Mexico Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2020 IEEE.The number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) programs has been of interest in the last decades. For developing countries the topic can include other factors such as cultural ones and the role of women in society. In recent years, efforts have been made worldwide to improve the number of women in higher education and particularly, in STEM programs.In this paper we analyze the situation in the Southern Region of Mexico, which according to official data from the Mexican Government, shows the lowest ranking in the human development index (HDI) and the lowest indicators for women participation in higher education [1]. This work analyzes the results for a survey applied to a group of women who are current students or alumni of our university regarding how their experience was in the admission process and once they were already students of our School of Engineering. The admission process is presented in detail and after the analysis of the survey, some suggestions are given for what has worked for our university when attracting more women into Engineering programs.

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  • April 1, 2020