Special Session: Exploring the Struggles of Diverse Engineering Students through Stories and Imagining a Future with an Inclusive Culture

Madeleine Jennings, Nadia Kellam, Brooke Coley

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Abstract

Many engineering students from marginalized populations have had negative experiences regarding their identities (race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, etc.) as a result of the culture in engineering. These negative experiences may range from microaggressions regarding a person's marginalized identity - 'It's impressive for a woman to be in engineering'-to outright discrimination, such as being called a demoralizing slur by a peer. Often associated with these experiences is a lack of support or intervention from faculty, advisors, or staff, as well as difficulty finding mentors that students can identify with. This special session aims to share authentic stories from diverse engineering students to facilitate a discussion of solutions amongst attendees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728117461
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 - Covington, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2019Oct 19 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2019-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityCovington
Period10/16/1910/19/19

Keywords

  • diversity
  • faculty development
  • intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Jennings, M., Kellam, N., & Coley, B. (2019). Special Session: Exploring the Struggles of Diverse Engineering Students through Stories and Imagining a Future with an Inclusive Culture. In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 [9028705] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2019-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028705