Presented by the authors of SWE's annual Literature Review, this webinar will address what social science can tell us about gender issues in engineering. In addition to providing statistics on women engineers in education and the workforce, major explanations for the continued small number of women in engineering will be covered, as well as why the language used to describe the experiences of women engineers plays a major part in how those experiences are perceived and understood. Moving beyond headlines in the popular press that are potentially misleading or overly hyped, this webinar will provide tools to discuss the status of women in engineering and why it matters. This webinar provides essential background both for participants in SWE's Capitol Hill Day event and any additional advocacy efforts in the workplace or on the local level. 

 

Program Objectives
  • Identify where to find reliable statistics on women engineers in education and the workforce
  • Describe major themes in research that attempt to explain women's underrepresentation in engineering
Program Information
Date Presented:
February 23, 2016 3:00 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Free
Is there still a problem? What social science can tell us about gender issues in engineering
Speaker Information
Kacey Beddoes  [ view bio ]
Peggy Layne  [ view bio ]
Peter Meiksins  [ view bio ]
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