FIRST is a great way to introduce engineering and other math and science careers to young women and members of minority groups. This presentation includes information on methods that can be used to attract and encourage diversity.
The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics. The RRC hosts a number of robotics events each year, provides guidance and materials for student projects, and supports the Robotics Engineering major. The staff consists of Ken Stafford, Brad Miller, and Colleen Shaver.
Attracting and Retaining Diverse Student Populations
Authors: Nancy McIntyre, Donald Dukes and Bruce Rajswasser
2005 presentation outlining steps teams can take to reach out to women and minority groups for recruitment.