Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
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Women in Engineering
In the modern world, women students have broadly outpaced men students in earning college degrees and contributing to the new economic and social order. However, their performance in the STEM disciplines and workforce and, especially, in engineering has been unsatisfactory. For example, while the pre-2007 downward trend of graduation rate of women engineers seems to have been reversed in the 2007-2014 time-frame, the under-representation remains still significant - at below 20%. Such sustained under-representation of women will create the lack of diversity in engineering workforce, which can hamper development of innovative and customer-centric solutions. Recognizing this, many engineering education researchers have focused on examining women experience and women issues in engineering academic lives and workplaces resulting in many research papers.
Our paper carries out a systematic review of some of those papers to synthesize a comprehensive and stronger picture to improve success of women engineering students and professionals in the US. The review includes papers published in the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) over last twenty-five years, which claimed to study gender and success within engineering programs and workplaces. We chose JEE, a publication of the American Society of Engineering Education, as it appears to be the primary choice of engineering education researchers, especially in the US.
Waychal, P. K., & Henderson, C., & Collier, D. (2018, June), A Systematic Literature Review on Improving Success of Women Engineering Students in the U.S. Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29737
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