A four-day summer program for freshman female engineering students at Arizona State University led to improved retention rates of participants: 70% to 80%, compared with 60% for women not in the program.


Fletcher, Shawna, Dana Newell, Leyla Newton, Mary Anderson-Rowland, "The WISE Summer Bridge Program: Assessing Student Attrition, Retention, and Program Effectiveness," Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition.