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Findings From The Academic Pathways Study Of Engineering Undergraduates 2003 2008 Overview And Panel Discussion

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Austin, Texas

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June 14, 2009

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June 14, 2009

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June 17, 2009

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2153-5965

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Special Session: Findings from the Academic Pathways Study of Engineering Undergraduates 2003-2008--Overview and Panel Discussion

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Educational Research and Methods

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7

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14.631.1 - 14.631.7

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Cynthia Atman University of Washington

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CYNTHIA J. ATMAN, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington and the Director of the NSF funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education(CAEE). Dr. Atman is a Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering. Her research focuses on design learning and engineering education.

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Sheri Sheppard Stanford University

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SHERI D. SHEPPARD, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, a Consulting Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT), and a Senior Research Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She is first author on the soon-to-be-published CFAT report Educating Engineers: Designing for the Future of the Field, and is co-principal investigator of the NSF- funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), along with faculty at the University of Washington, Colorado School of Mines, and Howard University. Within CAEE, she leads the Academic Pathways Study. Before coming to Stanford University, she held several positions in the automotive industry, including senior research engineer at Ford Motor Company's Scientific Research Lab. Dr. Sheppard's graduate work was done at the University of Michigan.

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Lorraine Fleming Howard University

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LORRAINE FLEMING is professor and former Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Howard University. Dr. Fleming serves as the Co-PI of a National Science Foundation HBCU Undergraduate Program grant designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue degrees in engineering, mathematics, and science. Additionally, she is a Co-PI for the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education. She serves as the Principal Investigator of an NSF grant designed to study the post baccalaureate decisions of high achieving Black STEM students. She is also a 2005 Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Most recently, Dr. Fleming is the recipient of the 2008 National Society of Black Engineers Educator of the Year Award.

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Ronald Miller Colorado School of Mines

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Karl Smith Purdue University

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Reed Stevens University of Washington

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REED STEVENS is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington. He specializes in ethnographic and comparative approaches to studying how people learn, especially in disciplines related to mathematics, science, technology, and design. He is currently co-leading two NSF Centers working on issues related to how people learn—the LIFE Center and CAEE.

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Ruth Streveler Purdue University

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RUTH A STREVELER is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Before coming to Purdue she spent 12 years at Colorado School of Mines, where she was the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Education. Dr. Streveler earned a BA in Biology from Indiana University-Bloomington, MS in Zoology from the Ohio State University, and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her primary research interest is investigating students’ understanding of difficult concepts in engineering science.

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Chachra, Debbie, Deborah Kilgore, Heidi Loshbaugh, Janice McCain, and Helen Chen. 2008. Being and Becoming: Gender and Identity Formation of Engineering Students. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.

Donaldson, Krista and Sheri Sheppard. 2007. Exploring the Not-So-Talked-About Undergraduate Pathway: Migrating Into Engineering. Paper presented at the 2007 International Conference on Research in Engineering Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-24, 2007.

Kilgore, Deborah, Debbie Chachra, Heidi Loshbaugh, Janice McCain, Marcus Jones, and Ken Yasuhara. 2007. Creative, Contextual, and Engaged: Are Women the Engineers of 2020? In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24-27, 2007.

Korte, Russell F., Sheri D. Sheppard, and William C. Jordan. 2008. A Qualitative Study of the Early Work Experiences of Recent Graduates in Engineering. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.

Lichtenstein, Gary, Heidi Loshbaugh, Brittany Claar, Helen Chen, Kristyn Jackson, and Sheri Sheppard. 2008. An Engineering Major Does Not (necessarily) an Engineer Make: Career decision-making among undergraduate engineering majors. Journal of Engineering Education, in press.

Ohland, Matthew W., Sheri D. Sheppard, Gary Lichtenstein, Ozgur Eris, Debbie Chachra, and Richard A. Layton. 2008. Persistence, Engagement, and Migration in Engineering Programs. Journal of Engineering Education, July 2008, Vol. 97(3): 259-278.

Stevens, Reed and Andrew Jocuns. 2008. Unpublished data based on interviews with early career engineers.

Acknowledgment This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0227558 which funds the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE). CAEE is a collaboration of five partner universities: Colorado School of Mines, Howard University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, and University of Washington.

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Atman, C., & Sheppard, S., & Fleming, L., & Miller, R., & Smith, K., & Stevens, R., & Streveler, R. (2009, June), Findings From The Academic Pathways Study Of Engineering Undergraduates 2003 2008 Overview And Panel Discussion Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/5377

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