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Increasing Diversity in Computer Science: Acknowledging, Yet Moving Beyond, Gender

Resource Title: Increasing Diversity in Computer Science: Acknowledging, Yet Moving Beyond, Gender
Description/Annotation: This article discusses interviews with 33 Carnegie Mellon University students from the undergraduate senior class of 2002 in the School of Computer Science. Researchers found evidence of similarities among the perceptions of these women and men on definitions of computer science, explanations for the notoriously low proportion of women in the field, characterizations of a typical computer science student, impressions of recent curricular changes, a sense of the atmosphere/culture in the program, and suggestions for attracting and retaining well-rounded students in computer science. Authors conclude that efforts to increase diversity in the computer science field will benefit from a more broad-based approach that considers, but is not limited to, notions of gender difference.
Author Last Name: Larsen
Author First Name: Elizabeth A.
Additional Author: Stubbs
: Margaret L.
Publication Date: 2005
Page Numbers: 20
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Source: Harvard University
Link Type: Abstract

Attitudes Toward Gender, Work, and Family among Female and Male Scientists in Germany and the United States

Resource Title: Attitudes Toward Gender, Work, and Family among Female and Male Scientists in Germany and the United States
Description/Annotation: This research examined a comparative approach and an elite framework to look at attitudes toward gender, work, and family among male and female scientists. The data came from the 1994 International Social Survey Program module measuring family and changing gender roles in (the former) East Germany, West Germany, and the United States. Research questions focused on the variation between the three samples in male scientists' attitudes regarding gender, work, and family; women's representation in science occupations; and the relation between the two.
Author Last Name: Hanson
Author First Name: Sandra L.
Additional Author: Fuchs
: Stefan
Additional Author: Aisenbrey
: Silke
Additional Author: Krevets
: Natalyia
Publication Date: 2004
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender Differences in Graduate Students' Perspectives on the Culture of Science

Resource Title: Gender Differences in Graduate Students' Perspectives on the Culture of Science
Description/Annotation: In this study, gender differences in graduate students’ perspectives on the culture of science were examined in two graduate departments (biology and chemistry) at a large research university. Data from a survey questionnaire from 170 students and interviews with 32 of them indicated that the culture of science as experienced by the participants of this study was characterized by competition, a narrow focus, and a belief in objectivity. The study shows that although women have greater access to careers in science, the culture of the scientific enterprise continues to be based on the masculine ideals of 17th-century England.
Author Last Name: Ferreira
Author First Name: Maria M.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Hispanic Students Majoring in Science or Engineering: What Happened in Their Educational Journeys?

Resource Title: Hispanic Students Majoring in Science or Engineering: What Happened in Their Educational Journeys?
Description/Annotation: A 26-page article containing the results of interviews with 22 male and female Hispanic students majoring in science or engineering. Encouraging influences included family, teacher and community support along with challenging curriculum and strong academic preparation.
Author Last Name: Brown
Author First Name: Susan Wightman
Publisher: Begell House
Publisher Location: New York, NY
Publication Date: 2002
Page Numbers: 123-148
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Equity in Reform: Case Studies of Five Middle Schools Involved in Systemic Reform

Resource Title: Equity in Reform: Case Studies of Five Middle Schools Involved in Systemic Reform
Description/Annotation: The purpose of this study was to assess the progress toward achieving equitable systemic reform in five middle schools. A multiple-case study design was used, and qualitative data were collected. Various equity issues were identified in the five case studies, and the metric proved efficacious in identifying barriers to or facilitators of equitable reform in the schools. Overall, the study illustrates how schools might assess their commitments to providing high-quality science and mathematics education to all students.
Author Last Name: Kahle
Author First Name: Jane Butler
Additional Author: Kelly
: Mary Kay
Publication Date: 2001
Page Numbers: 79-96
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract

Work in progress: A STEM educational outreach day for young females

Resource Title: Work in progress: A STEM educational outreach day for young females
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses an outreach day at Duke University called FEMMES (females excelling more in math, engineering, and science). FEMMES is an annual free, one-day event, which provides an exciting, hands-on experience for 4th-6th grade girls to encourage them to further explore their potential in these fields. To assess the program's effectiveness, surveys were completed by participants before and after the event.
Author Last Name: Weston
Author First Name: V.
Additional Author: Bonhivert
: A.
Additional Author: Elia
: A.
Additional Author: Hsu-Kim
: H.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Work in progress - providing support and leadership experiences for women at the University of Texas at El Paso through a Women in Science and Engineering program

Resource Title: Work in progress - providing support and leadership experiences for women at the University of Texas at El Paso through a Women in Science and Engineering program
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Since its inception in 2001, the WiSE program has focused on providing support for female undergraduates at UTEP in the form of semester stipends and community/university outreach activities. This paper discusses the WiSE initiative, including membership profiles, retention and graduation rates, current and future outreach activities, and plans for institutionalization.
Author Last Name: Arciero
Author First Name: A.
Additional Author: Flores
: B.
Additional Author: Renner
: J.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

On the gender orientation of the product design task

Resource Title: On the gender orientation of the product design task
Description/Annotation: This study highlights the potential effect of the gender orientation of the product design task on the performance of design teams with different gender compositions. Results of an experiment conducted at the Pennsylvania State University are also presented. Design team's gender composition, average of team members' cumulative grade point average (GPA), design project topic, average contribution level and the meeting time for the class were investigated for their effects on the performance of design teams via a multiple regression study.
Author Last Name: Okudan
Author First Name: G.E.
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

An Overnight Visitation Program for Incoming Female Engineering Students

Resource Title: An Overnight Visitation Program for Incoming Female Engineering Students
Description/Annotation: This paper presents a program that invites incoming female engineering students to the University of Louisville for an overnight visitation program before fall classes begin. The paper provides information about how this low cost activity has been embraced by the students and has served to recruit and retain young women for the engineering programs at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
Author Last Name: Hart
Author First Name: Brenda
Additional Author: Crawford
: Fashaad
Additional Author: McAnulty
: Katheryn
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

The Impact of Students’ Life Experiences on Program Retention: A Study of Female Engineering Students in Mexico

Resource Title: The Impact of Students’ Life Experiences on Program Retention: A Study of Female Engineering Students in Mexico
Description/Annotation: The purpose of this study was to identify why female students remain in and graduate from engineering schools in Mexico. The study sought to understand and describe the perceptions of women engineering students in Mexico regarding the personal, institutional, and cultural characteristics that help them persist in their programs.
Author Last Name: Villa
Author First Name: Carmen
Additional Author: Sandlin
: Jennifer
Publication Date: 2008
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

The Influence of Hands-On Female Student Project Teams on the Confidence of Women Engineering Students

Resource Title: The Influence of Hands-On Female Student Project Teams on the Confidence of Women Engineering Students
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the EmpoWER (Empowering Women at Embry Riddle) program to attract and retain young girls to the engineering field. The EmpoWER project has the objective of increasing the number of women at all levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. A component of this project is a hands-on all-female student design project to provide a concrete representation of women engineers to prospective female students.
Author Last Name: Davids
Author First Name: Lisa
Additional Author: Steinhauer
: Heidi
Additional Author: White
: Darris
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Using Educational “Toys” to Recruit Female Students into an Electrical Engineering Technology Program

Resource Title: Using Educational “Toys” to Recruit Female Students into an Electrical Engineering Technology Program
Description/Annotation: This paper presents a workshop through the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University to introduce students from area high schools to the field and associated career. The department employed the use of children’s educational toys and learning devices. An educational toy is created by the students when attending the Electrical Engineering Technology workshop.
Author Last Name: Richardson
Author First Name: Jeffrey
Additional Author: Toner
: Emily
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Early and Sustained Gender Equity Programs Enrich Pipeline of Female Engineers

Resource Title: Early and Sustained Gender Equity Programs Enrich Pipeline of Female Engineers
Description/Annotation: This paper focuses on a specific gender equity-based program launched in Hawaii by the Women in Technology (WIT) Project leadership in 2000 and its successful evolvement over the next four years. The Environmental And Spatial Technology (EAST) Project was selected based upon its cost effectiveness, ease of duplication, the collaboration of community, industry and educators, efficacy as a program model and the potential for institutionalization. The purpose of this paper is to share WIT’s experiences with this initiative as a possible best practices model for other program developers.
Author Last Name: Wilkins
Author First Name: Leslie
Additional Author: Yap
: Isla
Additional Author: Hom
: Sheryl
Additional Author: Andrews
: Christine L.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

You Can Be Anything – Women and Technology Video

Resource Title: You Can Be Anything – Women and Technology Video
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a video produced by the Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and funded through the National Science Foundation. CWIT sought to develop a video that would use the power of media to give young people, particularly girls and young women, a very positive impression of the career opportunities for women that are now available in all fields. Further, the video would focus on the importance of learning about and using all kinds of technology, no matter what the career direction, as it will play a major role in any career path in the future.
Author Last Name: Morrell
Author First Name: Claudia
Additional Author: Spence
: Anne
Additional Author: Bayles
: Taryn
Additional Author: Shewbridge
: Bill
Publication Date: 2004
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

An Electrical Engineering Module for Women in Engineering

Resource Title: An Electrical Engineering Module for Women in Engineering
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a summer camp called EXITE! (Exploring Interest in Technology and Engineering) hosted by The University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (UPRM). This camp is designed to introduce girls from middle schools from the western area of Puerto Rico to the engineering and technological fields. The main objective of the camp is to motivate girls entering the 7th and 8th grades, early in their life, to select and pursue careers in engineering or computer sciences. The students participate in workshops applying scientific and engineering concepts, as well as on hands-on experiments in a laboratory environment.
Author Last Name: Bartolomei-Suarez
Author First Name: Sonia M.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Team 2000: Women Engineering the Future

Resource Title: Team 2000: Women Engineering the Future
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a unique Engineering 116 course created In Fall 2000 for female students at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The underlying intent of the engineering project management course was to develop and foster successful traits and behaviors of the profession of engineers and computer scientists. The course, titled TEAM 2000: Women Engineering the Future, had as its primary function the development of a recruitment video for girls. The class offered entry-level and sophomore students a head start in team collaboration under the direction of advanced undergraduate female students in a project management environment.
Author Last Name: Fisher
Author First Name: Deborah
Additional Author: Meyer
: Norine
Additional Author: Strobel
: Amy
Additional Author: Villaneuva
: Cynthia
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Making the Connection: Timing of Taking Algebra and Future College STEM Participation

Resource Title: Making the Connection: Timing of Taking Algebra and Future College STEM Participation
Description/Annotation: This study examined the connection between the timing of taking algebra in secondary schools and college STEM participation. Data for the study came from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, which spans from 1988 to 2000. Results suggested that while the timing of taking algebra has implications for mathematics and science course enrollment during the first two years of college, its long-term impact on degree attainment is complex. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Author Last Name: Newton
Author First Name: Xiaoxia A.
Additional Author: Torres
: David
Additional Author: Rivero
: Rosario
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 111-128
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Women and the Engineering Profession: The Stereotypical Engineer

Resource Title: Women and the Engineering Profession: The Stereotypical Engineer
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a survey that was developed In order to determine whether 1st-year college students held perceptions regarding personality traits and probable gender of an engineer. Results indicate that personality traits most often associated with engineers were primarily masculine. Also, engineers were most often expected to be male, especially by the females in this study. Perceived personality traits and the probable gender of engineers were also compared to those of 5 other professions. Possible approaches to begin altering young women's perceptions of personality traits and the probable gender of a stereotypical engineer are discussed.
Author Last Name: Cory
Author First Name: Suzanne N.
Additional Author: Rezale
: Bahman
Publication Date: 2008
Page Numbers: 141-157
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Having the Talk: Engaging Engineering Students in Discussions on Gender and Inequity

Resource Title: Having the Talk: Engaging Engineering Students in Discussions on Gender and Inequity
Description/Annotation: The article examines the efforts of the Women @ CENS program to engage both male and female engineering and computer science undergraduates in discussions on gender and disparities between the sexes in these fields. The program provided an intensive research internship for 48 undergraduate students from across the nation. A key component of the program was to encourage students to critically analyze their learning environments and experiences within them. Qualitative and quantitative program evaluation results reveal a range of reactions from men and women participants to these kinds of discussions.
Author Last Name: Han
Author First Name: June C.
Additional Author: Sax
: Linda J.
Additional Author: Kim
: Karen A.
Publication Date: 2007
Page Numbers: 145-163
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Undergraduate Women Engineering Their Professional Identities

Resource Title: Undergraduate Women Engineering Their Professional Identities
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a study exploring females' personal and professional identity construction throughout their undergraduate studies in engineering. The author developed a model of identity that emphasized the role of engineering in young women's descriptions of who they are as students and future engineers. Findings from this study could be useful in helping prospective and practicing science and engineering educators develop academic programs, curriculum, and best practices.
Author Last Name: Capoblanco
Author First Name: Brenda M.
Publication Date: 2006
Page Numbers: 95-117
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 12
Issue: 2-3
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

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