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The Untapped Pipeline and the Math Myth

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



Conference Session

K-12 Programs for Women

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10.1331.1 - 10.1331.7



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Patricia Pyke

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John Gardner

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Amy Moll

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This paper is meant to initiate a discussion instead of proposing a solution. It represents the authors’ discussions over the past few years on how to increase enrollment in engineering programs as well as attract more women and minorities to study engineering. The authors hope that these ideas will prompt discussion among engineering educators on how to interest more students in studying engineering and how to interest more women in the field. In the last 20 years, in the United States, the overall enrollment in engineering has decreased. The percentage of women studying engineering has remained nearly stagnant, despite many bridge programs, summer camps, workshops for young women.

Pyke, P., & Gardner, J., & Moll, A. (2005, June), The Untapped Pipeline and the Math Myth Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14371

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