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Author Frillman, S.A. ♦ Brawner, C.E. ♦ Waters, C.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Chemical engineering ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Conferences ♦ Materials ♦ Industrial engineering ♦ Engineering students ♦ Context ♦ Success Strategies ♦ African American Women ♦ Engineering Undergraduate Persistence
Abstract Relatively few studies have focused specifically upon racial and/or ethnic minority cohorts who choose to matriculate within engineering. This research will consider one such underrepresented group, African American women, who are making successful progress toward undergraduate degrees in any of the engineering disciplines. This work in progress examines the following questions: 1) What are the women's reasons for selecting engineering? 2) Having chosen to remain in engineering, what strategies are assisting them in their efforts to succeed and excel? And 3) What are the issues that are of special concern to them as African American women who have chosen a field of study that has traditionally been viewed as overwhelmingly White and male?
Description Author affiliation: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Frillman, S.A.) || Mechanical Engineering, NCA&T University, Greensboro, North Carolina (Waters, C.) || Research Triangle Educational Consultants, Raleigh, North Carolinae (Brawner, C.E.)
ISBN 9781424462612
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-10-27
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424462629
Size (in Bytes) 154.25 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library