Conclusion 5-3 Organizations in the engineering educational and professional communities could work together to increase awareness of the need for diversity in the engineering workforce and educate state and federal legislators. State and federal funding for community college students and incentives for four-year engineering institutions to reach out to community colleges and their students could help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in engineering.

Conclusion 5-4 Research could focus on identifying factors that are associated with the successful recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities and women in science and engineering programs in two-year and four-year institutions and on assessing the success rate of the transfer mission for these students.

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