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ERIC Number: ED580805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 159
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-879922-45-7
ISSN: N/A
Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing
Corbett, Christianne; Hill, Catherine
American Association of University Women
During the 2014 White House Science Fair, President Barack Obama used a sports metaphor to explain why we must address the shortage of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the engineering and computing fields: "Half our team, we're not even putting on the field. We've got to change those numbers." While significant progress has been made in fields such as biology and chemistry; yet in engineering and computing, women remain a distinct minority. "Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing" focuses on the underrepresentation of women in engineering and computing and provides practical ideas for educators and employers seeking to foster gender diversity. From new ways of conceptualizing the fields for beginning students to good management practices, the report recommends large and small actions that can add up to real change. [For the Executive Summary: "Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing. Executive Summary," see ED580804.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); AT&T; Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle
Authoring Institution: American Association of University Women
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1420214