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Low-SES first-generation students’ decision to pursue engineering

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by M Strutz, Matthew OhlandMatthew Ohland
“The ability of this nation to provide a growing economy, strong health and human services, and a secure and safe nation depends upon a vibrant, creative, and diverse engineering and science workforce”. 1 To contribute to technological advancements, engage in global collaboration,solve complex problems, encourage a more socially just profession, and respond to the predicted shortage of American engineers, it is necessary for this nation’s engineering workforce and university student bodies to be more diverse in its racial, gender, and socioeconomic (SES) representation. The lack of representation in SES is the focus of this research.

History

Start Page

11664

End Page

11678

Number of Pages

15

Start Date

01/01/2012

ISBN-13

9781622761913

Location

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Publisher

American Society for Engineering Education

Place of Publication

Washington, DC.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Purdue University; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

American Society for Engineering Education. Conference