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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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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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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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“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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‘Asians are good at math. What an awful stereotype:’ The Model Minority Stereotype’s Impact on Asian and Asian American Engineering Students

Abstract Background The Model Minority Stereotype (MMS) describes Asians and Asian Americans (As/AsAm) as the epitome of assimilation into U.S. society using hard work, intelligence, high educational attainment, and economic success to overcome the challenges of discrimination and recent immigration. … 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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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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Racial Inequality Exists in Spite of Over-Representation: The Case of Asian-American Students in Engineering Education

Abstract While Asian American students are not under-represented in engineering, they are still members of a minority population. In the last three years we interviewed 165 engineering students in a large scale research project that identifies factors leading to differential … Continue reading

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Social Science Research in Engineering Education: Lessons Learned

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

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Learning the Structure of Retention Data using Bayesian Networks

Abstract We introduce a novel approach to examining retention data by learning Bayesian Networks automatically from survey data administered to minority students in the College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Bayesian networks provide a human readable model of … 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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‘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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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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‘I Wish that I Belonged More in this Whole Engineering Group:’ Achieving Individual Diversity.

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

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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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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

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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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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

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A Study of Gender Parity: Department Culture from the Students’ Perspective.

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

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