Tag Archives: Gender parity
Available from: ASEE Archive Trytten, D. A., C. E. Foor, T. J. Murphy, R. L. Shehab, S. E. Walden and R. Pan (2014). Unseen Differences. ASEE Prism. Washington, D.C., American Society for Engineering Education. 24: 42.
Abstract The Research Institute for STEM Education (RISE) examines success in engineering from the perspective of achieving equity of outcome. Equity ensures that opportunities and formal and informal knowledge are available to all students for participation and success in engineering … Continue reading
Factors Affecting the Successful Completion of an Industrial Engineering Program by Five Students from Rural Communities
Abstract Although many programs that seek to increase the diversity of engineering have chosen to focus on sex and race/ethnicity, U.S. engineering students tend to be homogeneous in other dimensions too. We are currently examining differences in experiences for successful … Continue reading
‘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
Abstract Nearly one-half of the industrial engineering undergraduate interviewees in an investigation of their degree program indicated they previously had been enrolled in another major. Understanding why these students chose to remain in or enter a science, technology, engineering and … Continue reading
Abstract Although it is possible for engineers to read social science literature and adapt the methods to educational research on their own, this is similar to having an electrical engineer muddle through a chemical engineering problem rather than working with … Continue reading
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
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
‘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
Abstract Most research about women in engineering focuses on reasons for their under-representation. In contrast, we capitalized on an opportunity to study success: the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma had organically achieved parity of the sexes … Continue reading
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
Abstract Engineers need a breadth of experience to enrich the gene pool of ideas from which elegant engineering solutions can be drawn, called “individual diversity.” While performing large ethnograph-ic research studies where hundreds of engineering students were interviewed, we interviewed … Continue reading
Abstract In a previous paper , we described students’ perceptions of industrial engineering (IE) as a field, but that analysis was based on 26 interviewees from only one institution. In this paper, we expand that set to 117 students at … Continue reading
I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me: Undergraduate Engineering Students Offer Advice to Incoming Students
Abstract Under the aegis of investigating an undergraduate engineering program’s successful achievement of gender parity, 200 undergraduate engineering and physics majors were interviewed (232 total interviews). Near the end of the conversations, students were asked what advice they would offer … Continue reading
Industrial Engineering Student Perceptions of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Abstract An opportunity to view three disciplines from an outsider’s perspective has provided some interesting insights. During a NSF funded (HRD-0225228) study of the surprising attainment of gender parity in the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma … Continue reading
Abstract The relative anonymity of industrial engineering may be a significant reason for the slow growth of the discipline and the relatively low enrollment in industrial engineering academic programs. In order to inform industrial engineering (IE) degree programs of factors … Continue reading
Abstract The School of Industrial Engineering (IE) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has an unusual trend of gender parity at the undergraduate level. To investigate local factors contributing to the success of IE at OU, we interviewed 41 IE … Continue reading
The Contribution of Office-Hours-Type Interactions to Female Student Satisfaction with the Educational Experience in Engineering.
Abstract Recent literature includes discussion about many female students’ need for a personal type of a professional, professor-student relationship to feel connected to the course and to a major.1,2 Our research builds on these findings to emphasize the importance of … Continue reading
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.
Abstract Interviews of twenty-six Industrial Engineering students and graduates were conducted during the first year of a three year study of the unexpected attainment of gender parity in the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU). An … Continue reading
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
T. R. Rhoads, A. Reynolds, M. J. Fleener, S. E. Walden, T. J. Murphy, D. A. Trytten, and R. L. Shehab, “Impact of Departmental Sovereignty and Faculty Autonomy on Service Classes for Engineering Majors” presented at the American Educational Research … Continue reading
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.