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Minorities in Engineering
This paper presents the experience of “otherness” among students with disabilities in a College of Engineering in the MidAtlantic states. It explores the intersection of disability with other visible and non-visible minority identities, including gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, low socio-economic status, and first-generation college student status. It also explores the impact of disability and the perception of otherness on perceived self-efficacy as an engineer, perceived sense of belonging to the engineering community, commitment to a future in engineering, and engagement in extra-curricular activities in the College, all in comparison to non-disabled students in the College. The data comes from two surveys of all engineering students in the College about the College’s climate for diversity and inclusion, as well as focus groups on diversity and inclusion in the College. Barriers to inclusion and possible resolution of these barriers and their perception, are discussed in the conclusion.
Lezotte, S., & Hartman, H., & Farrell, S., & Forin, T. R. (2020, June), Disability and Engineering: A Case of "Othering"? Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34467
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