Success Model for Minority Engineering Programs

by Norman J. Johnson, Prof. of Social Policy; School of Urban and Public Affairs, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
E. Louis Overstreet, (M.ASCE), Engr. of Construction Review; Port Authority Transit, Pittsburgh, Pa.,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 67-70

Document Type: Journal Paper


Carnegie-Mellon University was one of the first universities to develop a supportive program for minorities interested in engineering education. CMU recognized that because it was a private, high cost university that certain members of our society would not be represented in significant numbers in its student population. To address this educational and social concern, the university developed a program to correct this imbalance and placate the cultural difference that exists when minorities attend White institutions.

Subject Headings: Colleges and universities | Engineering education | Students | Social factors | Cultural diversity

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