Dr. Catherine Amelink is Director of Graduate Programs and Assessment in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. She has played an active role in educational policy and practice at the K12, department, university, and state level. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Engineering Education, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, the Journal of Women in Higher Education, and Advances in Engineering Education. Most recently her research has focused on the self-efficacy of community college STEM students and she has published in the Journal of Community College Research and Practice. She is an affiliate faculty in both the Higher Education program in the School of Education and the Department of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering. Catherine received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in 2003.
This session will discuss the graduate recruitment process that was implemented in the College of Engineering that uses multi-year funding offers coupled with social and academic support initiatives to encourage enrollment and graduate degree attainment among underrepresented students (e.g., females of all races, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and two or more races inclusive of at […]