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Adjusting Gender-Based Recruiting Strategies to Fit the Appalachian Peer-Mentor Model

Resource Title: Adjusting Gender-Based Recruiting Strategies to Fit the Appalachian Peer-Mentor Model
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a study at West Virginia University which seeks to better understand how to effectively recruit and retain qualified girls from Appalachian high schools into STEM educational paths. The lessons learned from this study guide future recruitment and retention practices to enhance the probability that Appalachian women will ultimately enter STEM-related careers as scientists or engineers.
Author Last Name: Winn
Author First Name: Laura
Additional Author: Winn
: Gary
Additional Author: Hensel
: Robin
Additional Author: Curtis
: Reagan
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Address the IT Gender Gap

Resource Title: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Address the IT Gender Gap
Description/Annotation: This paper describes the multi-pronged approach employed by the Computer and Information Technology department at Purdue University. It shares the positive and negative results of the activities undertaken by various groups and provides the impact of these programs on each other.
Author Last Name: Mariga
Author First Name: Julie
Additional Author: Harriger
: Alka
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Overcoming the Gender Gap: New Concepts of Study in Technological Areas

Resource Title: Overcoming the Gender Gap: New Concepts of Study in Technological Areas
Description/Annotation: This paper presents several models of co-educative, gender-sensitive model-courses developed through the project GENESIS, located at Technische Universität Berlin. The courses, in three major areas of natural sciences, computer sciences and engineering, and their underlying concepts are discussed.
Author Last Name: Dahlmann
Author First Name: Nina
Additional Author: Jeschke
: Sabina
Additional Author: Thomsen
: Christian
Additional Author: Wilke
: Marc
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Gender Participation in Humanitarian vs. Traditional Multidisciplinary Senior Design Projects

Resource Title: Gender Participation in Humanitarian vs. Traditional Multidisciplinary Senior Design Projects
Description/Annotation: This paper investigates the gender mix of students in traditional multidisciplinary senior design projects for the Engineering Division at the Colorado School of Mines versus the gender mix of students choosing humanitarian-designated multidisciplinary projects. Four semesters of senior design classes were investigated with about 500 students participating. Women comprised about 23% of the total class population for these senior design course offerings. In the Humanitarian projects, women comprised over 50%. This significant difference supports the concept that women will be drawn more to engineering as a career if the application of engineering to humanitarian problems is emphasized.
Author Last Name: Skokan
Author First Name: Catherine
Additional Author: Gosink
: Joan
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Evaluation of Summer Enrichment Programs for Women Students

Resource Title: Evaluation of Summer Enrichment Programs for Women Students
Description/Annotation: The Center for Pre-college Programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has offered the Women in Engineering and Technology program (FEMME) since 1981. Since the initial program, an assortment of program evaluation instruments have been developed and implemented. This paper will discuss these instruments, some successes and some failures, and some of the results that have been obtained.
Author Last Name: Cano
Author First Name: Rosa
Additional Author: Berliner-Heyman
: Suzanne
Additional Author: Koppel
: Nicole
Additional Author: Gibbons
: Siobhan
Additional Author: Kimmel
: Howard
Publication Date: 2004
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Creation of a Women’s Machining Course at Rowan University

Resource Title: Creation of a Women’s Machining Course at Rowan University
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a Women's Machining Course at Rowan University to help combat the artificial gender divide in mechanical engineering programs. The paper includes an assessment and lessons learned from the course.
Author Last Name: Constans
Author First Name: Eric
Additional Author: Head
: Linda
Additional Author: Hollar
: Kathryn
Additional Author: Kadlowec
: Jennifer
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Women in Engineering Technology: Where are they?

Resource Title: Women in Engineering Technology: Where are they?
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a student-led initiative implemented at Oregon Institute of Technology to remedy Oregon Tech’s lag of women behind men in enrollment in engineering technology with a diversity action grant obtained by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student club. The ASME students, working in conjunction with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) club, developed and administered a one-day conference designed specifically for female high school students regarding engineering careers. A successful program resulted that has helped to focus attention on possible reasons for the disparity of women in engineering technology. In addition, from the collaborative effort of the ASME and SWE clubs, strategies have been conceived for the recruitment and retention of women in engineering programs at Oregon Tech.
Author Last Name: Brower
Author First Name: Timothy
Additional Author: Corniachione
: Harriet
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Addressing Gender Equity in the Physical Sciences: Replications of a Workshop Designed to Change the Views of Department Chairs

Resource Title: Addressing Gender Equity in the Physical Sciences: Replications of a Workshop Designed to Change the Views of Department Chairs
Description/Annotation: This article presents data on the replication of a carefully planned intervention to increase the commitment of department chairs in the physical sciences to the hiring and career advancement of women. Three separate workshops for department leaders in chemistry, physics, and material science were held. Participants’ views regarding factors that affect attracting women candidates, the hiring of women faculty, and barriers to women’s career progress changed significantly from before attending the workshop to after attending. The full article is available in PDF format. Funded by NSF GSE under award #0909344.
Author Last Name: Greene
Author First Name: Jessica
Additional Author: Lewis
: Pricilla
Additional Author: Richmond
: Geraldine
Additional Author: Stockard
: Jean
Publisher: Begell House, Inc
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 97-109
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Source: Geraldine Richmond Laboratory
Link Type: Full Text

Role of community colleges in STEM education: Thoughts on implications for policy, practice, and future research

Resource Title: Role of community colleges in STEM education: Thoughts on implications for policy, practice, and future research
Description/Annotation: As a concluding essay, the authors examine the common threads of this special issue of "Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering" as they pertain to future research, practice, and policy decisions about the role of community colleges in STEM education. Specifically, the authors discuss the ways in which current practices were measured and analyzed. As policy makers and stakeholders in education continue to raise expectations for community colleges to play a critical role in STEM education, the authors provide innovative research approaches and implications for all educational sectors to shape institutional and state policy issues. Funded by NSF GSE under award #0507882.
Author Last Name: Hoffman
Author First Name: Elizabeth
Additional Author: Starobin
: Soko S.
Additional Author: Laanan
: Frankie Santos
Additional Author: Rivera
: Marisa
Publication Date: 2010
Page Numbers: 85-96
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

School and Teacher Predictors of Science Instruction Practices with English Language Learners in Urban Elementary Schools

Resource Title: School and Teacher Predictors of Science Instruction Practices with English Language Learners in Urban Elementary Schools
Description/Annotation: This study examined predictors of the following three science teaching practices with English language learning (ELL) students: (a) reform-oriented practices to promote understanding and inquiry, (b) traditional/conventional practices, and (c) English language development practices. Data were collected from 140 third- through fifth-grade teachers. Results indicate that perception of science knowledge and discussion of student diversity were significant predictors of both reform-oriented and traditional/conventional practices. Student diversity, standardized testing, and poor student academic skills were significant predictors of English language development practices.
Author Last Name: Maerten-Rivera
Author First Name: Jaime
Additional Author: Penfield
: Randall
Additional Author: Myers
: Nicholas
Additional Author: Lee
: Okhee
Additional Author: Buxton
: Cory A.
Publication Date: 2009
Page Numbers: 93-118
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract

Collaboration as a Means to Building Capacity: Results and Future Directions of the National Girls Collaborative Project

Resource Title: Collaboration as a Means to Building Capacity: Results and Future Directions of the National Girls Collaborative Project
Description/Annotation: This paper describes the underpinnings and design of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) and posits that the structured collaboration framework this organization forments may be a necessary component for the field to move beyond its current levels of representation of women in STEM. Initial results from the projects are described and related to nationwide efforts to increase women in STEM. Funded by NSF GSE under award #0631789.
Author Last Name: Marra
Author First Name: Rose M.
Additional Author: Peterson
: Karen
Additional Author: Britsch
: Brenda
Publication Date: 2008
Page Numbers: 119-140
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 14
Source: NGCP
Link Type: Full Text

Evolution and Evaluation of a Biology Enrichment Program for Minorities

Resource Title: Evolution and Evaluation of a Biology Enrichment Program for Minorities
Description/Annotation: This paper describes the genesis and evolution of the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP), a large, comprehensive educational enrichment program that has enabled underrepresented minority (URM) students to thrive in biology majors at the University of California, Davis, since 1988. Both design and implementation were, and are, collaborative efforts between campus academic and student services sectors. Formative and summative evaluations have played a key role in program development, resulting in continued improvements in student persistence and performance in basic science courses.
Author Last Name: Villarejo
Author First Name: Merna
Additional Author: Barlow
: Amy E.L.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract

Institutional Factors Contributing to Dearth of Women STEM Faculty: Classification and Status Matter; Location Doesn’t

Resource Title: Institutional Factors Contributing to Dearth of Women STEM Faculty: Classification and Status Matter; Location Doesn’t
Description/Annotation: This 14-page article reports on a study that examined how women's employment and equity in academic science and engineering careers at higher education institutions differed with respect to Carnegie classifications of these institutions. According to this study, location of the institution (rural or urban) mattered less than institution type and status.
Author Last Name: Rosser
Author First Name: Sue V.
Additional Author: Daniels
: Jane Z.
Additional Author: Wu
: Lan
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Available for Sale

Differences in Men and Women Scientists' Perceptions of Workplace Climate

Resource Title: Differences in Men and Women Scientists' Perceptions of Workplace Climate
Description/Annotation: The climate of science is often described as "chilly" toward women and is blamed for women's underrepresentation and slow advancement within science fields. However, evidence of a chilly climate is often indirect. In this study of male and female science faculty members at a major research university, the authors found direct evidence for a chilly climate: A smaller percentage of women than men described their workplace environments in positive terms, and a larger percentage of women than men described uncomfortable, tense, or hostile interactions. Some men and many women said that gender bias might explain women's negative experiences; at the same time, these men and women stated that they could not say for certain that gender bias existed in their departments. Reasons for interviewees' difficulties in identifying and labeling gender bias are discussed.
Author Last Name: Gunter
Author First Name: Ramona
Additional Author: Stambach
: Amy
Publication Date: 2005
Page Numbers: 97-116
Publication Title: The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science & Engineering
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract

The Research Lab: a Chilly Place for Graduate Women

Resource Title: The Research Lab: a Chilly Place for Graduate Women
Description/Annotation: This article is a case study of two graduate women in a chemistry department at a large research university. In-depth interviews, field notes from a support group for graduate women in science, and departmental records were used to examine the relationship between key factors of their work environment and the high attrition rate of graduate women in the department. Analyses of the data indicated that the social climate in the research lab, shaped by the attitudes and behaviors of the women’s male colleagues and/or research advisors, created a “chilly place” for the female graduate students.
Author Last Name: Ferreira
Author First Name: Maria M.
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract

Race, gender and first generation status in Computing Science, Engineering and Math persistence

Resource Title: Race, gender and first generation status in Computing Science, Engineering and Math persistence
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the NSF sponsored Scientific Leadership Scholars (SLS) program at Humboldt State University (HSU) which provides scholarships to a diverse cohort of students in Computing Science, Environmental Resources Engineering or Mathematics. The program targeted financially eligible Native American and first generation students. The SLS group persisting into year three remained more diverse than earlier corresponding major cohorts: 22 (59%) were either women and/or underrepresented minority (URM) students in STEM.
Author Last Name: Virnoche
Author First Name: M.
Additional Author: Eschenbach
: E.A.
Publication Date: 2010
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Recruitment and retention of females in the STEM disciplines: The annual Girl Scout Day Camp at Baylor University

Resource Title: Recruitment and retention of females in the STEM disciplines: The annual Girl Scout Day Camp at Baylor University
Description/Annotation: This paper reviews the current research on the retention of females, especially in the elementary ages, in the STEM areas. The paper also documents the design and development of the annual girl scout day camp, including the multi-year rotation of badges and activities offered; as well as the feedback from the local and area girl scout councils, troop leaders, and parents. In future years author hope to be able to determine whether involvement in this type of activity has any significant effect on the recruitment of females as they approach high school and college, or the retention of current females in engineering and computer science.
Author Last Name: Fry
Author First Name: C.C.
Additional Author: Davis
: J.
Additional Author: Shirazi-Fard
: Y.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Abstract, Available for Sale

Increasing women graduate students in STEM fields through a focused recruitment workshop

Resource Title: Increasing women graduate students in STEM fields through a focused recruitment workshop
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a one-day workshop through the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University titled "Finding the Ideal Graduate Program" for women students in STEM fields. The workshop was conducted using presentations from five faculty members and a panel of current graduate students. Feedback and recommendations for future work are presented.
Author Last Name: Gruenbacher
Author First Name: D.M.
Additional Author: Natarajan
: B.
Additional Author: Pahwa
: A.
Additional Author: Scoglio
: C.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Abstract

Incorporating feminist pedagogy into the engineering learning experience

Resource Title: Incorporating feminist pedagogy into the engineering learning experience
Description/Annotation: This paper presents a framework for implementing feminist pedagogy along with demonstrative examples from engineering curricula. The framework for incorporating the values of feminism into the learning experience focuses on three aspects: 1) learning management strategies, 2) assessment and evaluation strategies and 3) strategies for critiquing existing power structures and the engineering process. Feminist pedagogy strategies suggested by others include cooperative learning, providing students a voice in classroom management decisions, structuring student interactions to facilitate all students' participation, having students participate in designing evaluation rubrics, and assigning projects that require more than technical skills.
Author Last Name: Eschenbach
Author First Name: E.A.
Additional Author: Cashman
: E.M.
Additional Author: Waller
: A.A.
Additional Author: Lord
: S.M.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract

Women engineers in Turkey: professional modernity in a traditional society

Resource Title: Women engineers in Turkey: professional modernity in a traditional society
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the high percentage of female academics in Turkish engineering and contrasts the truly divergent social (tradition-imposed) and professional (state-imposed) roles of women engineers in Turkey. The discussion is presented in terms of three categories: women as academics, engineers and students in engineering. Some comparisons are also made between the professional status of female engineers in the United States and in Turkey.
Author Last Name: Kalkan
Author First Name: M.
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract

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