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Who are we? Beyond Monolithic Perspectives of Latinxs in Engineering

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Minorities in Engineering Division Technical Session 4

Tagged Division

Minorities in Engineering

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

16

DOI

10.18260/1-2--29125

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https://peer.asee.org/29125

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Renata A. Revelo University of Illinois, Chicago

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Renata A. Revelo is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and her Ph.D. in Education Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Joel Alejandro Mejia Angelo State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3908-9930

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Joel Alejandro Mejia is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Angelo State University. He is interested in research regarding underrepresentation of minority groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), especially the use of culturally responsive practices in engineering education. He is particularly interested in the use of comprehension strategy instruction in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms; physical and digital manipulatives and their application in engineering courses; engineering identity; engineering literacies and critical literacies; cultures of engineering; retention, recruitment, and outreach for underrepresented minorities in STEM.

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Idalis Villanueva Utah State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8767-2576

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Dr. Villanueva is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Education Department and an Adjunct Professor in the Bioengineering Department in Utah State University. Her multiple roles as an engineer, engineering educator, engineering educational researcher, and professional development mentor for underrepresented populations has aided her in the design and integration of educational and physiological technologies to research 'best practices' for student professional development and training. In addition, she is developing methodologies around affective management of curriculum, instruction, and research mentoring in engineering students.

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Abstract

In engineering, Latinxs continue to be underrepresented and while interventions and programmatic efforts have helped to increase the number of Latinx engineers in the United States, the increase of this population in the United States is not proportionate with the current representation of Latinxs in the field. Many research papers have been published on the efforts to address recruitment and retention of Latinx students in engineering, yet there still remains a lack of understanding about the status of Latinx students in engineering across the educational pathways, and about the heterogeneity in this population. The purpose of this work-in-progress literature review is to explore, critique, and synthesize previous research studies that investigate the Latinx experience in engineering

Revelo, R. A., & Mejia, J. A., & Villanueva, I. (2017, June), Who are we? Beyond Monolithic Perspectives of Latinxs in Engineering Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--29125

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