Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Minorities in Engineering
Minority and underrepresented groups within engineering has been and still remains an increasingly studied branch of engineering education. Typically these studies focus on women, racial minorities, and, recently, the LGBTQ+ community and methodologies on how to include higher numbers of these groups within the field of engineering. However, additional minority and underrepresented groups in engineering have been researched to a lesser degree. Such groups include veterans and disabled individuals. This research systematically reviews the literature about disabled individuals’ involvement in engineering. Within this literature review, disability is classified in four different groupings: physical, intellectual/cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric. Additionally, the participation of disabled individuals is classified into different groups including: disabled student, disabled engineer, consultant, and engineered product for disabled individuals. Further, key words pertaining to stigmatized and noninclusive words to describe the disabled community and disabled individuals have been counted and the occurrences per article are recorded. Finally, statistical tests were run to identify prevalent and emergent themes occurring when analyzing the participation of disabled individuals in the engineering field. A discussion of the results is presented along with potential reasoning as to why disabled individuals’ involvement and participation within the engineering field remained underrepresented.
Spingola, E. M. (2018, June), Literature Review on Disability Participation in the Engineering Field Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30776
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