Campus Units

Political Science, Psychology, Statistics

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2020

First Page

29442

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35617

Conference Title

2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference

Conference Date

June 22-26, 2020

Abstract

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in engineering is well documented in the literature [1]. Women constitute 47% of the overall workforce but only 28% of jobs in science and engineering belong to women. This deficit is particularly noticeable in the fields of computer science and engineering as women comprise just 26% of the computer science workforce and hold only 15% of engineering positions. This gender divide begins to emerge at the undergraduate level, as women earn only 19% and 18% of bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering and computer science, respectively [2].

Comments

This proceeding is published as Crick, Kent A., Matthew T. Seipel, Lisa M. Larson, and Mack Shelley. "Building Community, Providing Scholarships, Developing Leaders: Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in Engineering and Computer Engineering Departments (WIP)." Paper no. 29442. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--35617. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

American Society for Engineering Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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