Pipeline to recruit women into engineering

Stephanie L. Blaisdell, Mary R. Anderson-Rowland

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Abstract

The underrepresentation of women and minorities in engineering is particularly disturbing when one considers the shifting demographics in the workforce by the year 2000. In order to maintain the necessary supply of engineers in the U.S., women must be recruited into engineering careers in greater numbers. Furthermore, to ensure that engineering problems are approached from a variety of angles, women and other `non-traditional' engineers must be sought. Research suggests that the crucial intervention point of encouraging girls to pursue math- and science-related fields such as engineering is during middle school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
PublisherASEE
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference - Milwaukee, WI, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1997Jun 18 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference
CityMilwaukee, WI, USA
Period6/15/976/18/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Blaisdell, S. L., & Anderson-Rowland, M. R. (1997). Pipeline to recruit women into engineering. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings ASEE.