The focus of most engineering and technology programs is to provide students with the technical skills required for success in their future careers. Often overlooked, but equally important for career success, is training on the "soft skills." In particular,...
Trauth E, Joshi KD, Kvasny L, Morgan AJ, Payton FC.
2016;123-124. doi: 10.1145/2890602.2890617.
The phrase "social change is a beautiful thing," appeared in a tweet from a student during demonstrations at the University of Missouri in November 2015. The events that motivated this tweet point to the work that still needs to...
Dubow W, Weidler-Lewis J, Kaminsky A.
2016; doi: 10.1109/RESPECT.2016.7836161.
Previous research has suggested that access and exposure to computing, social supports, preparatory privilege, a sense of belonging in computing and/or a computing identity all contribute to women pursuing computing as a field of study or intended career. What...
Farrell S, Guerra RCC, Longo A.
2016; doi: 10.1109/FIE.2016.7757731.
This Work in Progress paper describes an initiative to promote (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) LGBTQ equality in engineering via online Safe Zone workshops as a means to create a visible network of LGBTQ-affirming faculty who contribute to...
Huang T, Enriquez AG.
The Obama administration has been investing and promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. In the federal 5-year STEM strategic plan, community colleges are proposed to play a key role in recruiting and preparing future scientists and engineers,...
Crumpton-Young LL, Etemadi S, Little GE, Carter TD.
Underrepresented minority graduate students confront various types of challenges while pursuing STEM graduate degrees. Thus, to ensure the successful completion it is important to identify and to implement supportive practices from underrepresented minority student perspectives as their representation is...
Hein GL, Faas D, Lucietto AM, Nagel JK, Peters DL, Reck RM, Verstraete MC, O'Bannon DJ.
This research paper describes how professional societies provide services to their members with a focus on the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Professional societies fulfill many roles for their members. For underrepresented groups, the different roles become more important....
Vachovsky ME, Wu G, Chaturapruek S, Russakovsky O, Sommer R, Fei-Fei L.
2016;303-308. doi: 10.1145/2839509.2844620.
The field of computer science suffers from a lack of diversity. The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Out- reach Summer (SAILORS), a two-week non-residential free summer program, recruits high school girls to computer science, specifically to Artificial Intelligence (AI). The...
Plett M, Lane A, Peter DM.
With funding from the National Science Foundation's S-STEM grant program, the ECASE (Engaging the Community to Achieve Success in Engineering) Scholarship at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) has targeted transfer students from urban and rural community colleges in the region....
Agrawal RK, Stevenson ML, Gloster C.
North Carolina is becoming a state known for STEM. Its expected job growth in STEM related industries ranks in the top third nationally with Charlotte and Raleigh consistently ranking in the top 100 metropolitan areas for STEM careers. The...
Serenko A, Turel O.
This study demonstrates that gender identity is an important factor affecting female university students' decisions to major in IT and join the IT profession. It introduces the concept of implicit gender identity, defined as the degree to which people...
Guzdial M, Ericson B.
2014;217-222. doi: 10.1145/2538862.2538918.
We examine the current state of computing education in the United States, in order to be able to identify problems in diversity and performance. Data on computing education are difficult to come by, since computer science courses are not...