Category Archives: Other Venues

Grabbing from my Racial Toolkit: Ethnic-Racial Socialization Between and Among African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic American, and Native American Students.

Abstract Racial socialization refers to the ways people are equipped to negotiate within a racially and ethnically based society. Very little is discussed in the literature about intersections between and among Native American, Hispanic, Asian American, and African American undergraduate … Continue reading

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‘Imaginary engineering’ or ‘re-imagined engineering’: Negotiating Gendered Positions in the Borderland of a College of Engineering

Abstract Explanations for women’s continued underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have popularly employed a “leaky pipeline” metaphor. Recently, however, some have found the pipeline metaphor lacking in explanatory power for dealing with subtle, yet pervasive barriers embedded … Continue reading

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Hard But Not Too Hard: Challenging Courses and Engineering Students

Abstract Some professors claim college students seek the easy way out and prefer classes that lack challenge. In a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional ethnographic research study of the attainment of gender parity in an engineering department, it emerged that student attitudes … Continue reading

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How to function in and with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, cross-epistemology research team!

One of the most challenging aspects of the conceptualization and creation of the paper “’I Wish that I Belonged More in this Whole Engineering Group:’ Achieving Individual Diversity,” for all the authors, was negotiating common space and language in which … Continue reading

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‘I wish that I belonged more in this whole engineering group:’ Achieving individual diversity – personal reflection

One of the challenges of this research was to find ways to allow Inez’s voice to be heard without identifying her as our participant. The uniqueness that made Inez worthy of a case study made it difficult to conceal her … Continue reading

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Collaborating on a case study: Data analysis

The primary data for this paper was generated from a single interview of a multi-minority female engineering student at a predominantly white, four year institution of higher education. Inez’s particular story was so evocative multiple team members were independently moved … Continue reading

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‘Getting an Internship…I’m Still Trying to Find That,’ Asian-American Student Experiences Obtaining Engineering Internships

Abstract Internships can provide engineering students with financial support, practical experience, and motivation to complete degrees. The qualities employers seek in interns go beyond high grade point averages to include participation in campus organizations and technical societies, as well as … Continue reading

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Balancing on the Tightrope: Maintaining Gender Parity in a Successful Undergraduate Engineering Program

Harris, B. J., S. E. Walden, D. A. Trytten, R. L. Shehab, T. R. Rhoads and T. J. Murphy (2005). Balancing on the Tightrope: Maintaining Gender Parity in a Successful Undergraduate Engineering Program. WEPAN/NAMEPA National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

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Gender Equity in Industrial Engineering: A Pilot Study

Abstract We report on findings from a pilot study focused on the Industrial Engineering Department at University of Oklahoma where gender equity has been achieved. The study identifies factors that may contribute to gender parity in engineering and science fields. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Community in Building Diversity

Murphy, T. J. (2003). The Importance of Community in Building Diversity. Mathematicians and Education Reform Forum Newsletter: Special Issue on Increasing the Diversity of Students in Mathematics. 15: 2-5.

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