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Gender Schemas, Privilege, Micro-messaging, and Engineering Education: Practical Lessons from Theory

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

FPD V: Gender and Engineering Education: A Panel Discussion and Workshop

Tagged Divisions

First-Year Programs and Women in Engineering

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

22.740.1 - 22.740.10

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https://peer.asee.org/18021

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70

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Yevgeniya V. Zastavker Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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Yevgeniya V. Zastavker is an Associate Professor of Physics at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Her research interests lie at the intersection of project-based learning and gender studies with specific emphasis on the curricula and pedagogies implemented in the first-year engineering programs.

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Debbie Chachra Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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Debbie Chachra is an Associate Professor of Materials Science at Olin College, where she has been involved in the development and evolution of the engineering curriculum since she joined the faculty in 2003. Her current research interests are twofold: as well as her research in biological materials (currently focused on bioderived plastics synthesized by bees), she also researches the engineering student experience, including persistence and migration, differences by gender, and the role of self-efficacy in project-based learning. In 2010, she received an NSF CAREER Award in support of her research on engineering education.

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Caitrin Lynch Olin College of Engineering

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Caitrin Lynch is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Her research concerns gender, work, aging, and globalization, with a focus the United States and Sri Lanka. She is the author of the book "Juki Girls, Good Girls: Gender and Cultural Politics in Sri Lanka's Global Garment Industry" and the forthcoming book "Making Needles, Making Lives: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory."

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Alisha L. Sarang-Sieminski Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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Alisha Sarang-Sieminski is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Her research interests include how cells respond to and influence chemical and mechanical aspects of their surroundings and how people respond to and influence the schemas and power dynamics in their surroundings.

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Lynn Andrea Stein Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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Lynn Andrea Stein is Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science and Director of the Initiative for Innovation in Engineering Education at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. Stein's research spans the fields of artificial intelligence, programming languages, human-computer interaction, and engineering and computer science education.

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Zastavker, Y. V., & Chachra, D., & Lynch, C., & Sarang-Sieminski, A. L., & Stein, L. A. (2011, June), Gender Schemas, Privilege, Micro-messaging, and Engineering Education: Practical Lessons from Theory Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18021

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