Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Minorities in Engineering
Black women are often underrepresented in the fields of engineering and computer science despite reports that a higher percentage of Black women (9.7%) are enrolled in college than any other group, topping Asian women (8.7%), White women (7.1%) and White men (6.1%) . This paper shares findings regarding the identity and experiences of Black women in engineering and computer science doctoral programs. Grounded on the tenet and belief that you cannot serve a community or impact a community until you genuinely understand the community, this qualitative investigation of the experiences of black women in pursuit of doctorates in engineering and computing will explore how Black female doctoral students succeed in their engineering and computer science programs. Interview results from 13 black doctoral women in these fields are reported and analyzed using a content analysis. This paper concludes with a report on the awareness of the key challenges Black female doctoral students in engineering and computer science programs face on a daily basis.
Artis, S., & Shavers, M. C., & LeSure, S., & Spencer, B. M., & Joshi, A. P. (2018, June), Re-framing and Reimagining the Doctoral Student Narrative: Black Women's Experiences in Engineering and Computer Science Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30915
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