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ERIC Number: ED544739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Brings Women to the Table? Female and Male Students' Perceptions of Ways of Thinking in Engineering Study and Practice. Research Brief
Kilgore, Deborah; Yasuhara, Ken; Saleem, Jason; Atman, Cindy
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (NJ1)
Women represent only one-fifth of engineering Bachelor's degree recipients in the U.S. This gender gap has stubbornly held for the past several years. The authors' study uses survey and interview data to examine the experience and perspectives of 40 first-year women and men intending to study engineering at a public, research extensive university. Findings from this study present a complex picture suggesting why women as a group may be less likely to be attracted to engineering study in the first place.
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education. Available from: University of Washington. Box 352183, Seattle, WA 98195. Fax: 206-221-3161; e-mail: celtad@engr.; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE)