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Adapting to an unexpected hybrid campus: e-mentored femaleengineering students’ intrinsic motivation, sense of belonging, and perception of campus climate

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2022 CoNECD (Collaborative Network for Engineering & Computing Diversity)

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

February 20, 2022

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February 20, 2022

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July 20, 2022

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Technical Session 7 - Paper 4: Adapting to an unexpected hybrid campus: e-mentored femaleengineering students’ intrinsic motivation, sense of belonging, and perception of campus climate

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Diversity and CoNECD Paper Sessions

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13

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https://peer.asee.org/39100

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Mayari Illarij Serrano Anazco Purdue University at West Lafayette (PPI) Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-1033-6459

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MAYARI SERRANO is currently Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University. Dr. Serrano earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology Engineering in Ecuador’s Army Polytechnic School, and her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Technology from Purdue University. Her interests include foster STEM enthusiasm, and technology innovation.

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Suzanne Zurn-Birkhimer Purdue University at West Lafayette (COE)

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Dr. Suzanne Zurn-Birkhimer is Associate Director of the Women in Engineering Program and Associate Professor (by courtesy) in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. Zurn-Birkhimer conducts research and leads retention activities including administration of the undergraduate and graduate mentoring programs and the teaching of the Women in Engineering seminar courses. For the past decade, Dr. Zurn-Birkhimer’s research has focused on broadening participation of women and underrepresented group in STEM fields. Recently, she has been investigating the intersection of education and career path with cultural identity and is developing strategies to inform programming and policies that facilitate recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in academia. In 2012 Dr. Zurn-Birkhimer was presented with an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and in 2019 the College of Science Distinguished Alumni Award at Purdue University. Dr. Zurn-Birkhimer earned her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University.

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Abstract

Colleges and universities offer mentoring programs to assist students' academic and professional growth. This paper contrasts two peer mentoring strategies, one-on-one (PAIR) and network mentoring (GROUP for on-campus and GOAL for remote students), employed by an e-mentoring program developed to remain connected with students during the 2020 pandemic. The program was offered at a Purdue university that transitioned to a hybrid campus (a mixture of in-person and online classes) to address social distancing challenges. A total of 124 female engineering students were surveyed one time at the end of the mentoring cycle. Our findings suggest that participants' intrinsic motivation, sense of belonging, and perception of campus climate were not statistically different among mentoring modalities (PAIR, GROUP, and GOAL). Furthermore, a positive linear correlation was found between intrinsic motivation and sense of belonging.

Serrano Anazco, M. I., & Zurn-Birkhimer, S. (2022, February), Adapting to an unexpected hybrid campus: e-mentored femaleengineering students’ intrinsic motivation, sense of belonging, and perception of campus climate Paper presented at 2022 CoNECD (Collaborative Network for Engineering & Computing Diversity) , New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/39100

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