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Electronic Mentoring: Supporting Women Engineering and Science Students in the Crucial Early Years of College

Resource Title: Electronic Mentoring: Supporting Women Engineering and Science Students in the Crucial Early Years of College
Description/Annotation: This paper focuses on MentorNet’s efforts to support women engineering, science, math, and technology students during the crucial first year of undergraduate education. Authors review the current situation of women students in engineering, identifying barriers and obstacles to their persistence in engineering majors. Authors also introduce MentorNet, the Electronic Industrial Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science, a large-scale project to support women studying engineering and related sciences. Finally, authors present quantitative and qualitative results of year-end program evaluations focusing on both overall program results, and particularly on, the experiences of the first year undergraduate students.
Author Last Name: Single
Author First Name: Peg Boyle
Additional Author: Muller
: Carol B.
Additional Author: Carlsen
: William S.
Additional Author: Cunningham
: Christine M.
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Gender Differences in Student Academic Performance and Attitudes in an Introductory Engineering Course

Resource Title: Gender Differences in Student Academic Performance and Attitudes in an Introductory Engineering Course
Description/Annotation: This paper examines the gender differences in student academic performance and attitudes toward their education and themselves in an introductory engineering course. Student academic performance was evaluated by comparing course work scores between the two genders using assignments, projects, exams and class participation. The students’ perceptions of the course with respect to course outcomes were measured by a survey at the end of the semester. The results showed that there were no significant difference between mean scores in the academic performance of the genders in the course. Average marks scored by students of either gender were almost equal. The results also indicated that academic performance in the course was affected by several factors such as student ability, motivation, the quality of secondary education obtained.
Author Last Name: Orabi
Author First Name: I.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

An Integrated Program to Recruit and Retain Women Engineering Students

Resource Title: An Integrated Program to Recruit and Retain Women Engineering Students
Description/Annotation: This paper documents the suite of recruitment and retention programs at Ohio State; several of which were supported, in part, by the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition.
Author Last Name: Abrams
Author First Name: Lisa M.
Additional Author: Fentiman
: Audeen W.
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Undergraduate Women's Participation in Professional Organizations

Resource Title: Undergraduate Women's Participation in Professional Organizations
Description/Annotation: Survey of Rowan University Engineering students from 2001-2002 assessing how involvement in professional organizations while still in school affects student satisfaction with their engineering programs. Study found that participation in discipline-specific organizations had positive effects on student grades, self-confidence, and commitment to their futures in engineering.
Author Last Name: Hartman
Author First Name: Harriet
Additional Author: Hartman
: Moshe
Publisher: Begell House
Publisher Location: New York, NY
Publication Date: 2005
Page Numbers: 117-138
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Twenty First Century Women Prefer Summer Science Kamp

Resource Title: Twenty First Century Women Prefer Summer Science Kamp
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses summer enrichment programs at Kettering University in cooperation with the Genesee Area Math and Science Technology Program.The paper discusses program initiation and objectives, recruiting and processing applicants, and various hands-on activities. To improve the programs, data on observations and suggestions as well as identification of problems are collected yearly. This article describes the effectiveness of these programs based on statistical analysis of the collected data and sums it up with participants’ comments.
Author Last Name: Sanders
Author First Name: Matthew S.
Additional Author: McAllister
: Robert M.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Attitude Toward Informal Science and Math: a Survey of Boys and Girls Participating in Hands-On Science and Math (Funtivities)

Resource Title: Attitude Toward Informal Science and Math: a Survey of Boys and Girls Participating in Hands-On Science and Math (Funtivities)
Description/Annotation: This article presents results from two studies conducted as part of the evaluation activities of the FUNTIVITIES project, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to increase girls' and women's interest and comfort level in science and math. The first study was conducted to develop instruments and to assess the impact of informal activities on attitudes toward hands-on science, math, and gender-related issues.
Author Last Name: Teshome
Author First Name: Yalem
Additional Author: Maushak
: Nancy
Additional Author: Athreya
: Krishna
Publication Date: 2001
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

The Effects of Systemic Reform on Urban, African American Fifth Grade Students' Attitudes Toward Science

Resource Title: The Effects of Systemic Reform on Urban, African American Fifth Grade Students' Attitudes Toward Science
Description/Annotation: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a National Science Foundation-funded Local Systemic Change grant on fifth grade, urban, African American students' attitudes toward science.
Author Last Name: Weinburgh
Author First Name: Molly H.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Recruitment of Women and Minorities into Engineering Technology Programs

Resource Title: Recruitment of Women and Minorities into Engineering Technology Programs
Description/Annotation: The paper describes an experimental summer program “Access To Careers In Engineering” (ACE). The program was a recruitment strategy which targeted under-represented groups and sought to motivate them toward careers in engineering and engineering related fields. This program provided exposure to careers in engineering, engineering technology, and mathematics to 10th and 11th grade female and minority students.
Author Last Name: Ghorieshi
Author First Name: Maryann
Additional Author: Grebski
: Wieslaw
Additional Author: Guers
: Marlene
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Women, Engineering and Research: Providing Choice and Balance

Resource Title: Women, Engineering and Research: Providing Choice and Balance
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a number of primary obstacles that females have encountered in engineering. Some initiatives on the proposal based on the statistics survey to support women in engineering will also present and share among the academic community; it is hoped that the measures proposed will be of practical use for other academic communities who are affected by the under-representation of women. The overarching aim is that potential research insights from women will be encouraged and not neglected so “no great research” is overlooked.
Author Last Name: Murphy
Author First Name: Mike
Additional Author: Chan
: Cecilia
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: Research Gate
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Masculinities in organizational cultures in engineering education in Europe: results of the European Union projectWomEng

Resource Title: Masculinities in organizational cultures in engineering education in Europe: results of the European Union projectWomEng
Description/Annotation: The paper describes elements of engineering organizational cultures and structures in higher engineering education from the European project WomEng. Hypotheses, based on state of the art, refer to: women friendly presentation, attractiveness of interdisciplinary teaching methods, single sex education, perceptions of minority status, feelings of isolation, existing discrimination and coping strategies of female students.
Author Last Name: Sagebiel
Author First Name: F.
Additional Author: Dahmen
: J.
Publication Date: 2006, Mar
Page Numbers: 5-14
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Source: INES
Link Type: Full Text

Gender Differences in Introductory Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Exams: Multiple Choice Versus Constructed Response Questions

Resource Title: Gender Differences in Introductory Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Exams: Multiple Choice Versus Constructed Response Questions
Description/Annotation: An analysis of 295 male and 194 female examinations from introductory atmospheric and oceanic science courses is conducted to determine whether or not there exists gender differences in the performance on multiple choice versus constructed response sections of the exams.
Author Last Name: Weaver
Author First Name: Andrew J.
Additional Author: Raptis
: Helen
Publication Date: 2001, Jun
Page Numbers: 115-126
Publication Title: Journal of Science Education and Technology
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
Source: Springer Link
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Engineering Design: Examining the Impact of Gender and the Team's Gender Composition

Resource Title: Engineering Design: Examining the Impact of Gender and the Team's Gender Composition
Description/Annotation: Observational study at the Colorado School of Mines on the impact of gender on team interactions and deliverables in a two year Engineering Design course. Mixed gender teams had the lowest performance across all team mixes over both years of the course. Authors suggest confidence levels, maturity and skills for working in mixed gender teams were all factors in the outcome.
Author Last Name: Laeser
Author First Name: Melissa
Additional Author: Moskal
: Barbara M.
Additional Author: Knecht
: Robert
Additional Author: Lasich
: Debra
Publication Date: 2003, Jan
Page Numbers: 49-56
Publication Title: Journal of Engineering Education
Source: ASEE

Retaining Undergraduate Women in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

Resource Title: Retaining Undergraduate Women in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
Description/Annotation: This project examined the effectiveness of a program in retaining women in science, mathematics, and engineering majors by providing them with a support and mentoring program. The study found that the program was successful when preparing the retention of women in the program to non-program students.
Author Last Name: Kahveci
Author First Name: Ajda
Additional Author: Southerland
: Sherry A.
Additional Author: Gilmer
: Penny J.
Publication Date: 2006, Nov
Page Numbers: 34-38
Publication Title: Journal of College Science Teaching
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Digital Games, Gender and Learning in engineering: Do females benefit as much as males?

Resource Title: Digital Games, Gender and Learning in engineering: Do females benefit as much as males?
Description/Annotation: This research paper explores whether there is a gender difference in the beneficial effects of Racing Academy, a video game used to support undergraduate students studying mechanical engineering. Results indicated that there was no gender difference in the beneficial effect of the video game, however there was some evidence that female students found the video game more motivating than male students.The implications for the use and design of video games for supporting learning for both males and females are discussed.
Author Last Name: Joiner
Author First Name: Richard
Additional Author: Iacovides
: Jo
Additional Author: Owen
: Martin
Additional Author: Gavin
: Carl
Additional Author: Clibbery
: Stephen
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 178-185
Publication Title: Journal of Science Education and Technology
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Source: University of Bath
Link Type: Full Text

Gender Differences in a Computer Science Course: A Spearmanian Perspective

Resource Title: Gender Differences in a Computer Science Course: A Spearmanian Perspective
Description/Annotation: This study analyzes gender performance differences in a first-level New Zealand university course in computer science. The regression model is based on the theoretical constructs of general academic ability and specific academic ability. The analysis, which incorporates corrections to the standard errors to control for undesirable properties in the residuals, reveals a large, and unexpected, gender difference.
Author Last Name: Hefford
Author First Name: Nigel A.
Additional Author: Keef
: Stephen P.
Publication Date: 2004, Jan
Page Numbers: 69-86
Publication Title: Journal of Educational Computing Research
Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender Differences in the Academic Performance and Retention of Undergraduate Engineering Majors

Resource Title: Gender Differences in the Academic Performance and Retention of Undergraduate Engineering Majors
Description/Annotation: This study examined the role of academic performance factors, and personality traits as measured by the Hogan Personality Inventory, in the academic success and retention of undergraduate engineering majors. With regard to academic performance, the academic measures of ACT score and high school GPA were significantly related to second semester GPA for both genders.
Author Last Name: Haemmerlie
Author First Name: Frances Montgomery
Additional Author: Montgomery
: Robert L.
Publication Date: 2012, Mar
Page Numbers: 40
Publication Title: College Student Journal
Volume: 46
Issue: 1
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Spatial Working Memory and Gender Differences in Science

Resource Title: Spatial Working Memory and Gender Differences in Science
Description/Annotation: The present study measured verbal and spatial working memory for 15 males and 48 females. Males were found to have both a larger verbal memory and a larger spatial memory. Participants then read texts that either presented the information in both the text and diagram, or in only the text or only the diagram. Recall and question answering data found that males comprehended the material better than females. It was also found that information from the text was remembered better than information from the diagram. The results were explained in terms of working memory span and comprehension.
Author Last Name: Geiger
Author First Name: John F.
Additional Author: Litwiller
: Robert M.
Publication Date: 2005, Mar
Page Numbers: 49-57
Publication Title: Journal of Instructional Psychology
Volume: 32
Issue: 1
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

The Interaction of Pedagogical Approach, Gender, Self-Regulation, and Goal Orientation Using Student Response System Technology

Resource Title: The Interaction of Pedagogical Approach, Gender, Self-Regulation, and Goal Orientation Using Student Response System Technology
Description/Annotation: This research compares a behaviorally based approach for using electronic student response system (SRS) technology with a metacognitive-oriented approach to determine effects on attendance, preparation for class, and achievement. Also examined are the interaction effects of pedagogical approach with self-regulatory and motivational characteristics of students.
Author Last Name: Edens
Author First Name: Kellah M.
Publication Date: 2006
Page Numbers: 161-177
Publication Title: Journal of Research on Technology in Education
Volume: 41
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Full Text

I still wanna be an engineer! Women, education and the engineering profession

Resource Title: I still wanna be an engineer! Women, education and the engineering profession
Description/Annotation: A qualitative interview-based study of Australian women engineers across the range of engineering disciplines showed the relevance of success in math and science at school to their enrolling in engineering at university. However, for a significant number of the women the positive self-image connected with school success was not maintained by their workplace experience. Using a mixed methods approach, further investigations of the attitudes and experiences of working engineers at three large firms suggest that engineering workplaces continue to be uneasy environments for professional women.
Author Last Name: Gill
Author First Name: Judith
Additional Author: Sharp
: Rhonda
Additional Author: Mills
: Julie
Additional Author: Franzway
: Suzanne
Publication Date: 2008, Aug
Page Numbers: 391-402
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 33
Issue: 4
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

How study aids influence learning and motivation for girls in technology education

Resource Title: How study aids influence learning and motivation for girls in technology education
Description/Annotation: This article is centered on artefacts used to mediate the education of technology. The teacher choice of aids is made in mainly for the pedagogic interest which the object gives.
Author Last Name: Chatoney
Author First Name: M.
Additional Author: Andreucci
: C.
Publication Date: 2009, Nov
Page Numbers: 393-402
Publication Title: International Journal of Technology and Design Education
Volume: 19
Issue: 4
Source: Springer Link
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

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