June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Pre-College Engineering Education
Engineering education is no exception to the disproportionately low representation of racially and ethnically diverse students. To improve the representation in STEM fields, informal learning environments are locations for the involvement of racially and ethnically diverse students with STEM activities. We propose the identity portraits as a tool to increase the awareness of the contributions of African Americans, Latinx, and Hispanic professional to the field of STEM for 3-5th-grade students. To date, these representations are limited to discussions during Black history month or other cultural awareness celebrations which marginalize these populations from the dominant narrative.
Leeker, J. R., & Maxey, K. R., & Cardella, M. E., & Hynes, M. M. (2019, June), "Just Like Me": Improving the Image of Engineering for Elementary School Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/31922
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