Crystal City, Virginia
April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019
April 22, 2019
Diversity and Learning Spaces, Pedagogy & Curriculum Design
African American Engineers in Predominately White Programs are often researched with hopes of understanding and adjusting their sense of belonging. This research normally entails identifying pain points and micro-aggressions that punctuate their experience of being underrepresented. To avoid re-traumatizing these students, a research design has been developed to be sensitive to the experience of trauma that incorporates Dr. Joanne Bank’s Wallace’s Story Telling framework and Utopian Ideation. These frameworks were used to conduct research on 54 African American Engineers at a Large Midwestern University. This presentation intends to discuss the development, implementation, and implications of this research design and can be used to inform how universities conduct research on their underrepresented populations.
Beebe, C. (2019, April), Storytelling and Utopia as Resistance to Marginalization of African-American Engineers at a PWI Paper presented at 2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity , Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/31792
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