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Storytelling and Utopia as Resistance to Marginalization of African-American Engineers at a PWI

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Conference

2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity

Location

Crystal City, Virginia

Publication Date

April 14, 2019

Start Date

April 14, 2019

End Date

April 22, 2019

Conference Session

Track: Learning Spaces, Pedagogy, and Curriculum Design Technical Session 5

Tagged Topics

Diversity and Learning Spaces, Pedagogy & Curriculum Design

Page Count

28

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https://peer.asee.org/31792

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9

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Chanel Beebe Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Chanel Beebe is an Engineering Education Researcher at Purdue University where her work focusing on broadening participation in engineering and engineering thinking. Her passion lies in empowering communities to solve their own problems using creative pedagogies and engagement strategies. Her research looks at using the engineering design process to address social issues in a way that keeps the design process in the hands of communities that face the social problems.

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Abstract

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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