Alamance Community College will use a $99,600 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create a partnership and pipeline to steer young girls toward the engineering career field.
Women in a Network of Discovery (WIND) is the future educational pathway aimed at increasing the number of women, especially minority and low-income females, earning associate and bachelor’s engineering degrees.
Nationally women earn only 20.9% of Bachelor Degrees in Engineering, according to a 2019 report by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Additionally, men earned six times as many Associate Degrees in Engineering from community colleges.
Because community colleges provide an affordable entry into college, ACC’s leadership role in the WIND partnership will create a plan for engineering educational pathways from third grade to college…