June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Educational Research and Methods
This Work In Progress (WIP) research paper explores the impact of traumatic events on student learning alongside the emergence of team roles and belongingness in first-year engineering teaming experiences. Previous work studying engineering culture has noted a divide between social and technical content, the emergence of a chilly climate, and that this culture influences engineering teams. While previous research has examined different aspects of engineering culture, limited work has explored how these elements intersect and are enacted. For our study, we seek to understand how students working on a first-year engineering design team negotiate their team roles and experiences. Specifically, we examine the complex interactions between an all female team and the tensions that arose amidst conflicts with inclusion, power dynamics, and an unannounced traumatic life event. We show how these tensions might contribute, or be contributed to, a chilly climate in engineering education not just from the dominant masculine culture but also from specific interactions with peers.
Langus, T. C., & Pearson, N. S., & Major, J. C., & Godwin, A., & Kirn, A. (2019, June), Work in Progress: How Traumatic Events Help Shape Social Exclusion in Engineering Teams Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33625
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