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Personal and Structural Elements of Support for African American Female Engineers
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Journal of STEM Education Volume 15, Number 2, ISSN 1557-5284 Publisher: Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Engineering Education (LITEE)

Abstract

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.

Citation

Rice, D. & Alfred, M. (2014). Personal and Structural Elements of Support for African American Female Engineers. Journal of STEM Education, 15(2), 40-49. Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Engineering Education (LITEE). Retrieved February 20, 2020 from .

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