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Barriers to Broadening Participation in Engineering Competition Teams

Abstract Despite years of efforts to increase diversity in STEM, engineering continues to be a white male dominated discipline. This low representation of female and minority students is especially visible in student, experiential-learning, engineering competition teams (SELECT). SELECT provide some … Continue reading

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Advisor Perspectives on Diversity in Student Design Competition Teams

Abstract Engineering competition teams provide some students the opportunity to design authentic engineering artifacts, manage budgets and logistics, exercise engineering analysis and decision making, build an engineering artifact and develop and practice professional skills. In a research study examining the … Continue reading

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What Behaviors and Characteristics do Engineering Student Competition Team Members Associate with Leadership?

Abstract Engineering student competition teams (ECT) are promoted as incubators for the development of leadership, 1, 2 yet we know little about how leadership actually develops within these teams. A case study of two teams at a public university in … Continue reading

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Leadership, Management, and Diversity: Missed Opportunities within Student Design Competition Teams

Abstract Engineering competition teams provide some students the opportunity to design authentic engineering artifacts, manage budgets and logistics, exercise engineering analysis and decision making, build an engineering artifact and develop and practice professional skills. In a research study examining the … Continue reading

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Inclusion or Exclusion? The Impact of the Intersection of Team Culture and Student Identity and Pathway on Team Diversity

Abstract Student, Experiential-Learning, Engineering Competition Teams (SELECT) provide an opportunity for engineering students to practice technical and professional engineering skills. Tremendous academic and financial resources are dedicated to SELECT teams, both from institutions of higher education and from companies that … Continue reading

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Motivating Factors for Choosing Engineering as Reported by Racial and Ethnic Minority Students.

Abstract We examined the pre-college factors that motivated racial and ethnic minority students to pursue a major in engineering and how these factors related to personal or professional goals. A set of over 150 semi-structured interviews with African American, Asian … Continue reading

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Building Diversity in Engineering Competition Teams by Modeling Industry Best-Practices

Abstract Each year, thousands of students compete in student, experiential-learning, engineering competition teams (SELECT) to practice and improve their engineering skills. SELECT attract tremendous resources from both industry and academia. Despite considerable efforts over the past decades to recruit and … Continue reading

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Unseen Differences

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.

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Minority Student Informed Retention Strategies

Abstract Diversifying engineering programs is a major goal for almost all universities because expanding the diversity of students will broaden and enrich the knowledge and experience associated with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics community. This study looked to explore … Continue reading

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“You choose between TEAM A, good grades, and a girlfriend – you get to choose two!” – How a culture of exclusion is constructed and maintained in an engineering design competition team

Abstract Engineering student design-build competition teams provide an opportunity for engineering students to practice engineering technical and professional skills. However, as the student quoted in the title states, the opportunity has conditions attached to inclusion and acceptance. Using a case … Continue reading

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‘We Weren’t Intentionally Excluding Them…Just Old Habits’: Women (Lack of) Interest and an Engineering Student Competition Team

Abstract Student, experiential-learning, engineering, competition teams (SELECT) provide an opportunity for engineering students to practice engineering technical and professional skills. The low representation of women in SELECT is often rationalized as a lack of interest by individual women rather than … Continue reading

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“Do They Even Have That Anymore”: The Impact of Redesigning a Minority Engineering Program

Abstract Academic areas such as science, mathematics, and engineering have been pressed to supply our technological society’s ever increasing demand for an educated and skilled workforce. Attempting to broaden participation, minority and multicultural engineering programs (MEPs) operate within institutional climates … Continue reading

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“Success is Different to Different People”: A Qualitative Study of how African American Engineering Students Define Success

Abstract There have been many calls to build the Nation’s STEM workforce by attracting and educating more students in academic STEM programs.1-4 Much of the emphasis has been placed on building more diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) … Continue reading

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Using qualitative data to bring positive culture into engineering programs

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

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What They Say Matters: Parental Impact on Pre-College Academic Identity of Successful African American Engineering Students

Abstract Prevailing disidentification literature confirms that African American students academically disidentify via a weakened connection between academic achievement and global self-esteem.1-5 Research on achievement provides insight as to the people and factors that may influence the academic achievement of African … Continue reading

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The Role of Pre-Collegiate Heuristic Knowledge: Expanding the Local Model of Minority Student Success

Abstract To make money, one must first have money. Similarly, to acquire knowledge, one must first know how to play the game of knowledge acquisition. The Local Model of Minority Student Success (LMMSS) introduced by Padilla, Trevino, Gonzalez and Trevino … Continue reading

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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

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Where Successful Latino/a Engineering Undergraduates find Community at a Predominately White Research University

Abstract The Research Institute for STEM Education conducts mixed-methods research seeking to identify the factors contributing to successful completion of an engineering degree by under-represented and under-served minority students at a predominately white, research institution. STEM stands for science, technology, … Continue reading

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‘I Feel Like Forest Gump:’ Mixed-Race Native American Students Find Community in a College of Engineering

Abstract Defining, achieving and retaining diversity in undergraduate education continues to be an important focus of research, policy and programmatic efforts in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community.1-8 The Research Institute for STEM Education contributes to this discourse … Continue reading

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Academic Struggles and Strategies: How Minority Students Persist

Abstract Insufficient progress has been made on advancing the representation of minorities in engineering professions. Our research seeks to identify characteristics and experiences that distinguish successful URM students in order to understand the complex relationships that affect a student’s choices … Continue reading

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Achieving Parity of the Sexes at the Undergraduate Level: A Study of Success

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

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A Multi-Institutional Study of Student Perceptions of Industrial Engineering

Abstract In a previous paper [1], 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

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Industrial Engineering: Why Students Come and What Makes Them Stay?

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

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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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‘Inviteful’ Engineering: Student Perceptions of Industrial Engineering

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

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