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Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2013 Literature

Resource Title: Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2013 Literature
Description/Annotation: 2013 saw the publication of a large quantity of scholarly work relevant to the situation of women in engineering. Our review of the literature covered well over 100 publications, including books, major reports, and journal articles in publications representing a half dozen or more disciplines, including sociology, psychology, education, and business, to name a few. We searched for articles by examining major research databases and more than 70 journals that publish articles on gender and engineering. As always, the studies varied tremendously in quality and rigor; they also varied in their methodological approach, from complex statistical analyses of large data sets to interpretive studies of qualitative data
Author Last Name: Meiksens
Author First Name: Peter
Additional Author: Layne
: Peggy
Additional Author: Camargo
: Elsa
Additional Author: Snead
: Katie
Publisher: Society of Women Engineers
Publisher Location: Chicago IL
Publication Date: Spring 2014
Publication Title: SWE Magazine
Issue: Spring

Girls, robots, and science education

Resource Title: Girls, robots, and science education
Description/Annotation: This article describes various robotics-related activities that can be presented in the classroom to foster positive attitudes toward careers in robotics among girls while engaging students in minds-on, hands-on learning experiences.
Author Last Name: Rogers
Author First Name: J. Jill
Additional Author: Lisowski
: Marylin
Additional Author: Rogers
: Amy A.
Publication Date: 2006, Mar
Page Numbers: 62
Publication Title: Science Scope
Volume: 29
Issue: 6
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

'Gender-into-teaching' at the Vienna University of Technology. Experiences and reflections on an Austrian project

Resource Title: 'Gender-into-teaching' at the Vienna University of Technology. Experiences and reflections on an Austrian project
Description/Annotation: 'Gender-into-teaching' is the first Austrian project to develop strategies on how to implement gender topics at a technical university. This paper highlights the project in general as well as its results.
Author Last Name: Knoll
Author First Name: Bente
Additional Author: Ratzer
: Brigitte
Publication Date: 2009
Page Numbers: 411-418
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 34
Issue: 5
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Breaking into the Guildmasters' Club:: What We Know About Women Science and Engineering Department Chairs at AAU Universities

Resource Title: Breaking into the Guildmasters' Club:: What We Know About Women Science and Engineering Department Chairs at AAU Universities
Description/Annotation: In the summer of 2000 a survey of approximately 92% of the 2817 departments at elite institutions was conducted to develop a set of baseline demographics for department chairs. This study discusses the survey results by disciplinary field and reviews the underlying factors that might be contributing to the low proportions of women.
Author Last Name: Niemeier
Author First Name: Debbie A.
Additional Author: Gonzalez
: Cristina
Publication Date: 2004
Page Numbers: 157-171
Publication Title: NWSA Journal
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Source: JSTOR
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Women Engineering Students and Self-Efficacy: A Multi-Year, Multi-Institution Study of Women Engineering Student Self-Efficacy

Resource Title: Women Engineering Students and Self-Efficacy: A Multi-Year, Multi-Institution Study of Women Engineering Student Self-Efficacy
Description/Annotation: Multi-year, multi-institution self-efficacy study of female engineering undergraduate students in the U.S. Authors consider impact of classroom and extra-curricular climate on female self-efficacy and feelings of inclusion/sense of community. Includes practice suggestions for educators to help increase retention of underrepresented students in engineering.
Author Last Name: Marra
Author First Name: Rose M.
Additional Author: Rodgers
: Kelly A.
Additional Author: Shen
: Demei
Additional Author: Bogue
: Barbara
Publication Date: 2009, Jan
Page Numbers: 27-38
Publication Title: Journal of Engineering Education
Source: Wiley
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Promoting Girls' Interest in Technology through Technology Education: A Research Study

Resource Title: Promoting Girls' Interest in Technology through Technology Education: A Research Study
Description/Annotation: The article summarises the design and outcome of an inquiry into the promotion of interest in technology by technology education. The reason for the present study is the low proportion of women in technical occupations, studies or subjects.
Author Last Name: Mammes
Author First Name: Ingelore
Publication Date: 2004
Page Numbers: 89-100
Publication Title: International Journal of Technology and Design Education
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Source: Springer
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Attracting girls to science, engineering and technology: an Australian perspective

Resource Title: Attracting girls to science, engineering and technology: an Australian perspective
Description/Annotation: This paper describes a project undertaken by the school outreach team at the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania, Australia, to attract girls to science, engineering and technology (SET). The project was a pilot program designed to engage female students from upper primary to senior secondary in the teaching of physical sciences. The outcomes of the year-long project are discussed and recommendations are made for further research.
Author Last Name: Little
Author First Name: Alison J.
Additional Author: Leon de la Barra
: Bernardo A.
Publication Date: 2009
Page Numbers: 439-445
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 34
Issue: 5
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Influence of gender and computer teaching efficacy on computer acceptance among Malaysian student teachers: An extended technology acceptance model

Resource Title: Influence of gender and computer teaching efficacy on computer acceptance among Malaysian student teachers: An extended technology acceptance model
Description/Annotation: The purpose of this study is to validate the technology acceptance model (TAM) in an educational context and explore the role of gender and computer teaching efficacy as external variables. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used as the main technique for data analysis. The findings from this study suggest that the model was adequately explained by the data. Overall, the model accounted for 36.8% of the variance in intention to use computers among student teachers. The results have also provided support for computer teaching efficacy and gender as significant variables in the TAM.
Author Last Name: Wong
Author First Name: Kung-Teck
Additional Author: Teo
: Timothy
Additional Author: Russo
: Sharon
Publication Date: 2012
Page Numbers: 1190-1207
Publication Title: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Volume: 28
Issue: 7
Source: Ascilite
Link Type: Full Text

Predicting Scientific Understanding of Prospective Elementary Teachers: Role of Gender, Education Level, Courses in Science, and Attitudes Toward Science and Mathematics

Resource Title: Predicting Scientific Understanding of Prospective Elementary Teachers: Role of Gender, Education Level, Courses in Science, and Attitudes Toward Science and Mathematics
Description/Annotation: A multiple regression analysis of the relationship between prospective teachers' scientific understanding and Gender, Education Level, Courses in Science, Attitude Towards Science, and Attitude Towards Mathematics is reported. Undergraduate elementary science students in an urban doctoral-level university in the United States participated in this study. The results of this study showed Gender, completion of courses in High School Chemistry and Physics, College Chemistry and Physics, and Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Science significantly correlated with scientific understanding.
Author Last Name: Kumar
Author First Name: David D.
Additional Author: Morris
: John D.
Publication Date: 2005, Dec
Page Numbers: 387-391
Publication Title: Journal of Science Education and Technology
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
Source: Springer
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Making Change: A Framework for Promoting Gender Equity in Organizations

Resource Title: Making Change: A Framework for Promoting Gender Equity in Organizations
Description/Annotation: Article presenting a comparative framework illustrating why most gender equity approaches do not create lasting results, and describing four frames to help organizations understand gender equity so they may have a new way to create initiatives addressing gender equity.
Author Last Name: Kolb
Author First Name: D.
Additional Author: Fletcher
: J.
Additional Author: Meyerson
: D.
Additional Author: Merrill-Sands
: D.
Additional Author: Ely
: R.
Publisher: Simmons Graduate School of Management
Publisher Location: Boston
Publication Date: October 1998
Page Numbers: 1-4
Publication Title: CGO Insights
Link Type: Link to pdf file

Encouraging Talented Girls in Math and Science: Effects of a Guidance Intervention

Resource Title: Encouraging Talented Girls in Math and Science: Effects of a Guidance Intervention
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses an intervention developed for talented at-risk young women that emphasized enhancing career identity and exploration, building science self-efficacy and self-esteem and reducing risky behaviors. Self-esteem, school self-efficacy, and future self-efficacy increased from pre-test to the 3- to 4-month follow-up. Girls significantly increased their seeking information about career and were likely to stay with nontraditional choices.
Author Last Name: Kerr
Author First Name: Barbara
Additional Author: Robinson Kurpius
: Sharon E.
Publication Date: 2004, Jun
Page Numbers: 85-102
Publication Title: High Ability Studies
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender-Based Differences in Language Learning Strategies of Science Students

Resource Title: Gender-Based Differences in Language Learning Strategies of Science Students
Description/Annotation: This study explores the influence of gender on language strategy use. A total of 115 science students were involved in this study. Survey method was used as data collection instrument. The results indicate that female students reported higher strategy use. More specifically, female learners showed greater use of the five major strategy categories (memory, compensation, cognitive, metacognitive and social strategy categories).
Author Last Name: Kayaoglu
Author First Name: M. Naci
Publication Date: 2012, Jun
Page Numbers: 12-24
Publication Title: Journal of Turkish Science Education
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Source: Academia.edu
Link Type: Full Text

Elementary School Students' Perceptions of the New Science and Technology Curriculum by Gender

Resource Title: Elementary School Students' Perceptions of the New Science and Technology Curriculum by Gender
Description/Annotation: The purpose of this study is to explore students’ perceptions of science and technology classes by gender in a Turkish elementary school context. Data for the study were collected through a 20-item, five-point Likert scale from a total of 1558 sixth-grade students at 20 different elementary schools in Turkey. Findings revealed that male students considered learning science and technology more necessary and important than female students did. They also found learning environment and teaching strategies more sufficient and effective than females did.
Author Last Name: Gomleksiz
Author First Name: Mehmet Nuri
Publication Date: 2012
Page Numbers: 116-126
Publication Title: Educational Technology & Society
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Source: IFETS
Link Type: Full Text

Attitude, Achievement, and Gender in a Middle School Science-Based Ludic Simulation for Learning

Resource Title: Attitude, Achievement, and Gender in a Middle School Science-Based Ludic Simulation for Learning
Description/Annotation: This study examined the learning experiences of 478 middle school science students using a problem-based ludic simulation over a 3-week period to learn space science. Findings from both quantitative and qualitative data revealed that use of the simulation supported student learning and that knowledge gains helped reduce gender-based achievement gaps between boys and girls in the subject matter. Student attitude was additionally linked to learning success while using the simulation. These findings suggest that student engagement and self-recognition of progress and learning are important design factors when developing problem-based learning experiences.
Author Last Name: Kimmons
Author First Name: R.
Additional Author: Liu
: M.
Additional Author: Kang
: J.
Additional Author: Santana
: L.
Publication Date: 2012
Page Numbers: 341-370
Publication Title: Journal of Educational Technology Systems
Volume: 40
Issue: 4
Source: University of Texas
Link Type: Full Text

Beyond the Classroom: Gender Differences in Science Experiences

Resource Title: Beyond the Classroom: Gender Differences in Science Experiences
Description/Annotation: This study examined young students' reported out-of-school science-related experiences. The sample consisted of 424 elementary school students between the ages of 9 and 13. The study revealed a significant difference between boys and girls on the number of reported total science experiences and physical science experiences. No difference was found for life science-related experiences. The results of the study suggest the presence of gender differences in overall science experiences with greater disparity in physical science-related experiences.
Author Last Name: Farenga
Author First Name: Stephen J.
Additional Author: Joyce
: Beverly A.
Publication Date: 1997, Jun
Page Numbers: 563
Publication Title: Education
Volume: 117
Issue: 4
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Widening the Net: National Estimates of Gender Disparities in Engineering

Resource Title: Widening the Net: National Estimates of Gender Disparities in Engineering
Description/Annotation: This paper explores the causes behind the severe underrepresentation of women in engineering. Based on national data on undergraduate engineering programs, this study presents cross-sectional estimates of male and female student retention. Contrary to widespread beliefs, the study found that overall and in most disciplines there is no differential attrition by gender. Instead, results suggest that gender disparities in engineering are largely driven by inadequate enrollment (not inadequate retention) of women. The paper concludes that outreach—within institutions of higher education, across institutions (into two-year colleges, middle and high schools), and into K-12 curricular reform—are needed to address what is, at its very core, a recruitment problem.
Author Last Name: De Cohen
Author First Name: Clemencia Costentino
Additional Author: Deterding
: Nicole
Publication Date: 2009, Jul
Page Numbers: 211-224
Publication Title: Journal of Engineering Education
Source: Urban Institute
Link Type: Full Text

Gender and Technology in the Liberal Arts: Aptitudes, Attitudes, and Skills Acquisition

Resource Title: Gender and Technology in the Liberal Arts: Aptitudes, Attitudes, and Skills Acquisition
Description/Annotation: In May 2003, the Technology Edge Research Project completed a major study of undergraduate liberal arts students and their attitudes concerning the technology skills that they have gained during university. This report builds upon the findings of the Technology Edge Research Project’s preliminary needs assessment;
Author Last Name: Butler
Author First Name: Terry
Additional Author: Ryan
: Peter
Additional Author: Chao
: Tracy
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology Education
Volume: 4
Source: JITE
Link Type: Full Text

Undergraduate Engineering - A Comparative Study of First Year Performance in Single Gender Campuses

Resource Title: Undergraduate Engineering - A Comparative Study of First Year Performance in Single Gender Campuses
Description/Annotation: The Jerusalem College of Technology is an institution for higher education in Israel, where the majority of the students study towards an undergraduate degree in Engineering. The studies are held on three different campuses, one campus for men and two for women. This paper describes the organization of the Foundation Year (i.e. the basic first year courses), and discusses the similarities and differences between the male and female populations, with respect to their learning skills and performances.
Author Last Name: Dana-Picard
Author First Name: Thierry
Additional Author: Kidron
: Ivy
Additional Author: Komar
: Meir
Additional Author: Steiner
: Joseph
Publication Date: 2005, Dec
Page Numbers: 469-476
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 30
Issue: 4
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender and Information Technology Management Education

Resource Title: Gender and Information Technology Management Education
Description/Annotation: This study examines a cohort of 309 students who entered the 4 year Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology in 2001. It provides a statistical analysis of the relationship between various measures of high school performance, including their final mark in each of English, algebra, finite math and calculus, the average of their ‘Best 6’ courses and their overall average. The study reveals that the average grade in their Best 6 courses is the strongest, although imperfect, predictor of final University CGPA. Despite the emphasis placed on mathematics by Universities and information technology scholars, final CGPA showed no significant correlation with calculus, algebra and finite mathematics.
Author Last Name: Cukier
Author First Name: Wendy
Additional Author: Cody
: Susan
Additional Author: O'Reilly
: Norman
Publication Date: 2005, Nov
Page Numbers: 65
Publication Title: International Journal of Learning
Volume: 12
Issue: 7
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

How Interest in Science Negatively Influences Perceptions of Women

Resource Title: How Interest in Science Negatively Influences Perceptions of Women
Description/Annotation: We examined whether women who pursue scientific training are viewed negatively by college students. Results indicated that both major and commitment level influenced perceptions of the speaker. Commitment to the major increased judgments of future career fulfillment, intellectual competence, school achievement, and assertiveness.
Author Last Name: Brownlow
Author First Name: Sheila
Additional Author: Smith
: Tonya J.
Additional Author: Ellia
: Belinda R.
Publication Date: 2002, Jun
Page Numbers: 135-144
Publication Title: Journal of Science Education and Technology
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract

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