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An Interactive Exploration of Gender and Engineering: Unpacking the Experience
Frontiers in Education Conference (2012)
  • Debbie Chachra
  • Lynn Andrea Stein
  • Alisha L. Sarang-Sieminski
  • Caitrin Lynch
  • Yevgeniya V. Zastavker
The engineering student experience is understood to differ for male and female students; gendered interactions affect the development of academic and professional role confidence, as well as engineering identity. The purpose of this session is twofold. First, we aim to introduce participants to concepts of gender schemas, privilege, and identity using a range of interactive activities, including brainstorming and structured discussion. Second, we intend to share information about and obtain feedback on a Gender Discussion Exploration Kit, which the participants will be encouraged to review, use, and share at their home institutions.
  • STEM,
  • engineering,
  • gender,
  • technology
Publication Date
October 3, 2012
Publisher Statement

© 2012 IEEE. This proceeding was published in the Proceedings of the 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference and can be found here.

Citation Information
Debbie Chachra, Lynn Andrea Stein, Alisha L. Sarang-Sieminski, Caitrin Lynch, et al.. "An Interactive Exploration of Gender and Engineering: Unpacking the Experience" Frontiers in Education Conference (2012)
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