June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Minorities in Engineering
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Survey Effort to Compile the Unique Challenges that Minority Engineering and Science Student Encountered at Two Institutions An IRB approved cooperative survey between two institutions was conducted ofethnically underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students. The focus of thesurvey was on the unique challenges that minority engineering and science studentsencounter at the two institutions. The institutions are regionally very different; the hostcommunity at one has a >60% African-American population, while the surroundingcommunity at the second has a <1% African-American population. The goals of thissurvey were to identify, from the student’s perspective, any challenges they faced andto what extend they thought that challenge had impacting overall progress inengineering and science majors. Two XXX NOBCChE (National Organization of BlackChemists and Chemical Engineers) chapter members designed the survey withguidance from their faculty advisor. The results and compiled information will helpdetermine how the institutions can improve climate and student experiences insubsequent years.
Minerick, A. R., & Toghiani, R. K., & Dawson, C. (2011, June), Survey of the Unique Challenges that Minority Engineering and Science Students Encounter Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18890
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