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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

Resource Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Description/Annotation: Designed as a unique and much-needed resource for educators, managers, and policymakers, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs for classroom teachers, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of under-represented groups in science and engineering. Discipline-specific issues related to women and minorities are consolidated to address the entire educational environment from K through post-graduate and on to continuing education.
More: Designed as a unique and much-needed resource for educators, managers, and policymakers, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs for classroom teachers, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of under-represented groups in science and engineering. Discipline-specific issues related to women and minorities are consolidated to address the entire educational environment from K through post-graduate and on to continuing education.
Site Access Details: Abstract; Journal and Articles Available for Sale

Females in Technology Education: The Obligation of a Democratic Society

Resource Title: Females in Technology Education: The Obligation of a Democratic Society
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the huge disparity between males and females in technology education.
Author Last Name: Gloeckner
Author First Name: Gene W.
Additional Author: Knowlton
: Lynette K.
Publication Date: 1995, Dec
Page Numbers: 47-49
Publication Title: Technology Teacher
Volume: 55
Issue: 4
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering: A Life Sequence Analysis

Resource Title: Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering: A Life Sequence Analysis
Description/Annotation: Reviews literature and discusses results of two national surveys to identify factors influencing participation of women and minorities in science and engineering.
Author Last Name: Leslie
Author First Name: Larry L.
Additional Author: McClure
: Gregory T.
Additional Author: Daxaca
: Ronald L.
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press
Publisher Location: Columbus, Ohio
Publication Date: 1998
Page Numbers: 239-276
Publication Title: Journal of Higher Education
Volume: 69
Issue: 3
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract

Introduction: Women, Science Education, and Feminist Theory

Resource Title: Introduction: Women, Science Education, and Feminist Theory
Description/Annotation: This issue of "Science & Education" addresses a most important question for science education, namely: are women different? The issues addresses the concern to improve science via changes in science education and this concern depends first on the demonstrated conclusions that women have a distinct standpoint on nature, that women are marginalized, and that women learn best about nature in a distinctive and gendered way.
Author Last Name: Pinnick
Author First Name: Cassandra L.
Publication Date: 2008, Nov
Page Numbers: 1053-1054
Publication Title: Science & Education
Volume: 17
Issue: 10
Source: SpringerLink
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Exploration of Differences in Male and Female Students Over a Four Year Period: Does the Data Indicate Support for the Gender Similarity Hypothesis?

Resource Title: Exploration of Differences in Male and Female Students Over a Four Year Period: Does the Data Indicate Support for the Gender Similarity Hypothesis?
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses differences in male and female engineering enrollment over a four year period. A number of reasons are suggested, including a lack of female faculty in engineering programs, lack of popular media attention towards engineering (as opposed to law and medicine) and a general lack of understanding among students and teachers of engineering during the high school years.
Author Last Name: Reid
Author First Name: Kenneth
Additional Author: Imbrie
: P.K.
Publication Date: 2009
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Cultural Models of the Admissions Process in Engineering: Views on the Role of Gender

Resource Title: Cultural Models of the Admissions Process in Engineering: Views on the Role of Gender
Description/Annotation: Eight male and eight female undergraduates were studied at a large state university that required a formal application for admission to an engineering department at the end of the 2nd year. The view that it was easier for women than men to be admitted to engineering was prevalent among students, although this type of preferential treatment based on gender was illegal. This cultural model of engineering admission had implications for a wide range of male and female students' experiences in the college. Funded by NSF CAEE under award #0227558.
Author Last Name: Garrison
Author First Name: Lari
Additional Author: Stevens
: Reed
Additional Author: Sabin
: Portia
Additional Author: Jocuns
: Andrew
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Publisher Location: Washington, D.C.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

The Asynchronous Learning Environment (ALN) as a gender-neutral communication environment

Resource Title: The Asynchronous Learning Environment (ALN) as a gender-neutral communication environment
Description/Annotation: This research reports on a study with doctoral level students in both a technology intensive class and a more people-oriented class. The directionality of forum discussion postings were examined from both a within gender perspective and a cross gender perspective. The findings showed that the postings in this Asynchronous Learning Environment (ALN) were gender-neutral.
Author Last Name: Cohen
Author First Name: M.S.
Additional Author: Ellis
: T.J.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Engineering: Preliminary Findings from the Project to Assess Climate in Engineering

Resource Title: Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Engineering: Preliminary Findings from the Project to Assess Climate in Engineering
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the generalizability of the Project to Assess Climate in Engineering (PACE) findings, respondent demographics and describes some of the preliminary analysis regarding climate, confidence and risk of attrition issues for African Americans, Hispanics, Whites and men and women. Analyses confirm that students across these demographic groups have very different experiences. The findings provide additional evidence for the importance of looking at the intersection of gender and race and for separating racial and ethnic groups in analyses instead of grouping them into one under-represented minority category. The intersection of gender and race showcases the diversity of engineering student experiences and point to ways educators could re-think their programs and practices to improve the student learning environment and retention rates.
Author Last Name: Litzler
Author First Name: Elizabeth
Additional Author: Jaros
: Stephanie
Additional Author: Brainard
: Suzanne
Additional Author: Metz
: Susan
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Source: University of Washington
Link Type: Full Text

The Effect of Skewed Gender Composition on Student Participation in Undergraduate Engineering Project Teams

Resource Title: The Effect of Skewed Gender Composition on Student Participation in Undergraduate Engineering Project Teams
Description/Annotation: This study investigates student’s active participation, i.e., the roles and behaviors adopted by male and female students as a function of gender composition of the group. Survey results from undergraduate engineering students show that male students tended to rate their leadership and performance higher when there were fewer other men in the group. This research suggests that male students adopt more active roles and may have better outcomes than female students in project presentation groups.
Author Last Name: Meadows
Author First Name: Lorelle A.
Additional Author: Sekaquaptewa
: Denise
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Comparison of Mechanical Aptitude, Prior Experiences, and Engineering Attitude for Male and Female Mechanical Engineering Students

Resource Title: Comparison of Mechanical Aptitude, Prior Experiences, and Engineering Attitude for Male and Female Mechanical Engineering Students
Description/Annotation: This study investigated ways to measure mechanical aptitude, including: a paper and pencil mechanical aptitude test (MAT), rating of expertise based observation of students doing hands-on tasks, and performance on physics computer games. Male students scored higher then female students on the MAT and physics games at statistically significant levels.
Author Last Name: Miller
Author First Name: Michele
Additional Author: Pereira
: Anna
Additional Author: Mitchell
: Benjamin
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Women and Time to Completion of an Engineering Baccalaureate at Texas A&M University

Resource Title: Women and Time to Completion of an Engineering Baccalaureate at Texas A&M University
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses a preliminary research study on time to completion of the initial set of engineering courses at the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University with data from the 1998 and 1999 first year cohorts. It found that women completed these courses, in significantly less time than their male counterparts.
Author Last Name: Kimball
Author First Name: Jorja
Additional Author: Hobson
: Margaret
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

What Can an Engineering Outreach Program Offer Young Women That They Can't Find in an Engineering Curriculum at School? Fun!

Resource Title: What Can an Engineering Outreach Program Offer Young Women That They Can't Find in an Engineering Curriculum at School? Fun!
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the Future Engineers’ Summer Camp (FESC) at The Ohio State University which has given more than 200 young women the opportunity to “have fun while learning about engineering” and engineering-related careers. This paper argues that the camp’s emphasis on enjoyment, on what the camp organizers have referred to as “having fun,” is what allows this particular outreach program—and others like it—to play a crucial role in increasing the number of women who are interested in engineering and who see this field as offering them viable and compelling career options.
Author Last Name: Friedman
Author First Name: Ruth
Additional Author: Weavers
: Linda
Additional Author: La Rue
: Glenda
Publication Date: 2009
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Women Engineering Students' Self-Efficacy Beliefs - The Longitudinal Picture

Resource Title: Women Engineering Students' Self-Efficacy Beliefs - The Longitudinal Picture
Description/Annotation: This paper reports the first longitudinal results of a survey undertaken as part of the National Science Foundation-funded Assessing Women in Engineering (AWE) project. The instrument is designed to measure undergraduate women students’ self-efficacy in studying engineering.
Author Last Name: Marra
Author First Name: Rose M.
Additional Author: Schuurman
: Mieke
Additional Author: Moore
: Cherith
Additional Author: Bogue
: Barbara
Publication Date: 2005
Source: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Link Type: Full Text

Career Success for Female STEM Faculty at Public Two-Year Institutions

Resource Title: Career Success for Female STEM Faculty at Public Two-Year Institutions
Description/Annotation: This paper presents a study to investigate the extent to which the factors associated with advancement and employment outcomes in the four-year sector translate to the two-year institutional context. This paper also explores the extent to which there exist other factors affecting female faculty members’ employment outcomes that are unique to two-year institutions. This study examines factors associated with community college female faculty members’ academic career success and employment outcomes in STEM fields using secondary data from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF). Funded by NSF ADVANCE under award #0930229.
Author Last Name: Koonce
Author First Name: David
Additional Author: Conley
: Valerie
Additional Author: Anderson
: Cindy
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Supplemental Freshman Physics/Chemistry Programs to Support Women in Engineering

Resource Title: Supplemental Freshman Physics/Chemistry Programs to Support Women in Engineering
Description/Annotation: Recognizing the importance of successfully completing introductory science and math courses as first year engineering students, the Connections Physics Review (CPR) was developed at Northeastern University, followed by a Connections Chemistry Review program implemented in the fall of 2007. This paper presents program results over several years along with discussion of how others can implement similar support programs. Materials, including the physics and chemistry help sheets, are included in the appendix.
Author Last Name: Reisberg
Author First Name: Rachelle
Additional Author: Funai
: Amanda
Additional Author: Maheswaran
: Bala
Publication Date: 2009
Publication Title: ASEE Annal Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Work in progress - Why many smart women leave engineering: A preliminary study of how engineering students form career goals

Resource Title: Work in progress - Why many smart women leave engineering: A preliminary study of how engineering students form career goals
Description/Annotation: This study examined how undergraduate engineering students form career goals. Preliminary analysis of the qualitative data provided evidence that for both men and women, out-of class experiences such as internships, design projects, and participation in student organizations tended to increase engagement and commitment to engineering as a profession.
Author Last Name: Wee
Author First Name: S.
Additional Author: Cordova-Wentling
: R.M.
Additional Author: Korte
: R.F.
Additional Author: Larson
: S.M.
Additional Author: Loui
: M.C.
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: Frontiers in Education Conference
Source: IEEE
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

WEPAN's Digital Women in Engineering Knowledge Center

Resource Title: WEPAN's Digital Women in Engineering Knowledge Center
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses WEPAN's digital Knowledge Center focused on women in engineering. The WEPAN Knowledge Center (WKC) is designed to serve as a central repository by collecting and offering ready access to research; best practices and lessons learned; data and information.
Author Last Name: Carpenter
Author First Name: Jenna
Additional Author: Matt
: C. Diane
Publication Date: 2008
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Gender, Science, and Scientific Organizations in Germany

Resource Title: Gender, Science, and Scientific Organizations in Germany
Description/Annotation: This article considers the situation of women in science in Germany. The authors argue that scientific organizations play a crucial role in shaping science careers, often with different consequences for men and women.
Author Last Name: Fuchs
Author First Name: Stefan
Additional Author: von Stebut
: Janina
Additional Author: Allmendinger
: Jutta
Publication Date: 2001
Page Numbers: 175-201
Publication Title: Minerva
Volume: 39
Issue: 2
Source: SpringerLink
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Tracking Financial Aid and Persistence of Women, Minority, and Needy Students in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Resource Title: Tracking Financial Aid and Persistence of Women, Minority, and Needy Students in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Description/Annotation: This longitudinal research study focused on persistence and financial aid of women, underrepresented minorities, and needy students majoring in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) in a large, public university in a metropolitan area. Women, underrepresented minorities, and needy students received more gift aid than other student populations. However, only women had lower departure rates and graduated at higher rates than other SEM student populations.
Author Last Name: Fenske
Author First Name: Robert H.
Additional Author: Porter
: John D.
Additional Author: DuBrock
: Caryl P.
Publication Date: 2000, Feb
Page Numbers: 67-94
Publication Title: Research in Higher Education
Volume: 41
Issue: 1
Source: SpringerLink
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Who's computing? Gender and race differences in young adults' decisions to pursue an information technology career

Resource Title: Who's computing? Gender and race differences in young adults' decisions to pursue an information technology career
Description/Annotation: This chapter explores the important social-psychological factors along individuals' developmental pathways that influence youths' computer-related occupational decisions. Findings suggest that these factors differentially influence information technology pursuits dependent on youths' race and gender.
Author Last Name: Zarrett
Author First Name: Nicole R.
Additional Author: Malanchuk
: Oksana
Publication Date: 2005, Dec
Page Numbers: 65-84
Publication Title: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Volume: 2005
Issue: 110
Source: Wiley
Link Type: Abstract, Ful Text Available for Sale

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