July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering
Despite decades of efforts, racial and gender diversity remains elusive for engineering education and the professions. Researchers in engineering education call for innovative research methodologies to increase diversity in engineering education. My unique new materialist and arts-based research project explores the intersections of race, gender, history, STEM education, and the arts, and is guided by the principles of culturally responsive methodologies. I use this work-in-progress to better understand how the film Hidden Figures affected the public’s understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and the professions. My purpose is to uncover and share additional hidden stories about Black women’s experiences in engineering education and the professions today, but also to demonstrate a different methodological framework that centers Black women’s voices and shifts how the lack of racial and gender diversity in engineering is perceived. I found that the film had a tremendous impact on women and girls of color by providing visible role models in STEM professions.
Robert, K. (2021, July), WIP Knowing Engineering Through the Arts: The Impact of the Film Hidden Figures on Perceptions of Engineering Using Arts-Based Research Methods Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/38062
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