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Powerpoint from 2009 webinar by Thea Sahr, Associate Director, Educational Outreach, WGBH providing information about free resources you can use in your K-12 outreach programs to unleash kids' ingenuity and get them thinking like engineers. Webinar features public television's Curious George, Design Squad, and FETCH with Ruff Ruffman.
This 44-page, inexpensive booklet is used in orientation and advancement sessions for early-stage faculty and in leadership-development sessions for chairs, deans, emerging leaders. While the "solo phenomenon" produces six significant stressors, there are ways to short-circuit or reduce those stressors, as this publication outlines. Six Discussion Scenarios are also included.
Four page brochure-like summary of efforts that businesses and government can take to increase the recruitment/hiring, advancement and retention of women in the technical workforce. High level points re recruitment, recognition of women, flexible workplace, image management and institutionalizing diversity policy.
"You're all a bunch of fucking feminists:" Addressing the perceived conflict between gender and professional identities using the Montreal Massacre
A case study of the Montreal Massacre was employed in a core engineering thermodynamics class, using two video news clips to spur discussion about the event and about the intersection of gender identity and feminist politics with the engineering profession. In the pilot test of our lesson plan, students discussed strategies for addressing overt and subtle sexism, negotiating questions of dress in the profession, the ways they use gendered behavior or gender distancing as strategies, work-life...
This five-page article serves as an introduction to a special journal issue based on a 2002 conference hosted by the Iowa State University Women's Studies Program on retaining women in STEM academic fields. This would be a useful resource to those trying to determine if the rest of the volume would be valuable.
List of 101 statistics on working women compiled from different sources which are listed at the bottom of the report. Categories, all related to working women, include women in the U.S. labor force, the wage gap, women in higher education, childcare, women in Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, women entrepreneurs, and more. Excellent overview information for initial benchmarking or presentation information.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) literature review assessing major themes in 2001 research-based articles related to women in engineering. Publications are from the year 2001, and most were indexed and abstracted in the major literature databases. Doctoral dissertations cited were published in the year 2000. Article includes extensive bibliography from 2001 publications.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) literature review assessing major themes in 2002 research-based articles related to women in engineering. Authors highlight articles and dissertations regarding interest in understanding the movement of women and girls into and through the engineering pipeline and their experiences in that pipeline. Article includes extensive bibliography from 2002 publications.
2009 Technical Executive Forum - The Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Technical Women: Breaking Barriers to Cultural Change in Corporations
This 15-page report summarizes 3 key topics of the 2009 Anita Borg Institute (ABI) Technical Executive Forum: a review of cultural issues that prevent the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women; solutions for cultural change; and breakout sessions focused on specific ideas and actions. The forum was held at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, an initiative which brings together thought leaders to raise awareness and drive action among R&D executives on...
This 55 page biennial report to Congress includes progress by the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE). CEOSE presents a trend analysis of the numbers of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities involved in STEM education; a trend analysis of NSF’s funding of underrepresented principal investigators and broadening participation programs; a profile of the Foundation’s workforce of scientists and engineers; a review of CEOSE’s focus and activities during...
2010-2011 Taulbee Survey: Continued Increase in Undergraduate CS Degree Producation; Slight Rise in Doctoral Production
This 18-page report from the Computing Research Association (CRA) details the results of the 2010-2011 Taulbee Survey, an annual survey that documents the trends in student enrollment, degree production, employment of graduates, and faculty salaries in academic units in the U.S. and Canada that grant degrees in computer science and computer engineering (CS & CE). The report presents data and statistics on doctoral degree production, enrollments and employment; master’s and bachelor’s...
A Challenge to Academic Health Centers and the National Institutes of Health to Prevent Unintended Gender Bias in the Selection of Clinical and Translational Science Award Leaders
Article examines why men, compared with women, are far more likely to be selected as PIs in Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) proposals. Describes research on the characteristics of effective leadership and research relevant to the impact of unintended biases on women's success. On the basis of this background, offers suggestions to the NIH and academic institutions for facilitating the selection of the best person-man or women-to lead a CTSA program.
A cluster-analytic investigation of subtypes of adult career counseling clients: Toward a taxonomy of career problems
Two hundred and seventy-eight adults who ranged in age from 18 to 69 years and were voluntarily in career counseling completed measures pre- and postcounseling to assess career-related variables (e.g., vocational identity) and psychological issues that may affect career concerns (e.g., level of psychological distress). Participant-clients received 1 to 14 sessions of individual career counseling, according to the need of each participant. The counselors were trained to use a holistic method...
Collection of annual SWE literature reviews excerpted from SWE magazine from 2001-2011. Each literature review contains expert analysis and a bibliography of issues related to women in STEM in education and the workplace. Online, aggregated resource will be extended each year.
This paper discusses a week-long workshop at Rowan University titled AWE: Attracting Women into Engineering during the summer. This workshop is targeted for female students from the 7th and 8th grades to expose them to the challenges and excitement of engineering. Novel hands-on experiments in the various fields of engineering with state of the art technology are used to boost the participants’ interest in engineering. This paper examines the cosmetics module added to the workshop to...
A Diagnostic-ration Approach to Measuring Beliefs about the Leadership Abilities of Male and Female Managers
Research done using a diagnostic-ration measurement strategy. Approximately 150 managers judged the effectiveness of other middle managers (both male and female) as it relates to leadership. They were rated on their proclivity to exhibit each of 14 leader behaviors. The outcome: males were more likely to exhibit some leader behaviors while others were exhibited more by females. Stigmatism of gender groups is discussed.
2009 report from AAC&U summarizes the most current data on women and gender equity in higher education.
A Mentoring Program for Female and Minority Faculty Members in the Sciences and Engineering: Effectiveness and Status after 9 Years
Article describing a mentoring program at Kansas State University developed to provide funds and mentoring to tenure-track women and minority faculty. Funds were originally provided from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Kansas State made the commitment to continue funding for this program once the initial four years were completed. Eligibility, requirements, and effectiveness are all measured and long term outcomes discussed.
The authors of this article state that gender discrimination has become so ingrained it is difficult to identify. Instead of thinking we can find these practices easily enough to do away with them, the authors suggest that the key to success is small wins. They outline common ideas that do not work, and outline small wins that can be effective. Written for industry leaders who want to conquer gender discrimination.
A demographic analysis of tenure and tenure track faculty at the top 100 departments of science and engineering. Under representation of women and minorities remains a problem, and this report examines the statistics and draws conclusions about the preparedness of the United States talent pool and pipeline for critical necessary faculty in the science and engineering fields. For academics and industry.