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ERIC Number: EJ1043712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Personal and Structural Elements of Support for African American Female Engineers
Rice, Delores; Alfred, Mary
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v15 n2 p40-49 Jul-Sep 2014
Women of color, specifically African American women, within science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas are significantly underrepresented. The majority of the research addressing STEM issues is centered on increasing the pipeline, which includes recruitment, and retention of underrepresented groups in the K-12 and collegiate domain. There is little, if any, literature focused on the career development of African American female engineers, which is a vital link in the discussion that has led to a missed opportunity in creating positive change for diversity in STEM. This research presents a holistic approach to addressing the factors of support for African American female engineers, which would assuredly influence change for this group in the STEM community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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