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U264E·WORKSHOP: Broadening Participation of Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Minorities in Engineering FieldsWorkshop · Sponsored Sessions
Sun. June 23, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A316, Georgia World Congress Center
Free ticketed event
In this session, the lead presenter (Dr. Terrell Strayhorn) will work with members of his graduate research team to present the scope, purpose, methods, and key findings of four (4) large, national or multi-campus studies of racial/ethnic and sexual minorities in engineering fields. Using survey data from thousands of respondents and hundreds of qualitative interviews, the team will offer and explain empirically-based recommendations for increasing the number of such students who enter engineering fields, declare a major in engineering, and succeed in such disciplines. All workshop participants will receive electronic copies of scientific abstracts, briefs, and journal articles produced by the team, in addition to information to the team's website and archives that house additional information.
The workshop will be outlined as follows:
2. Statement of the Problem
3. National Data on Diversity in Engineering
4. Purpose of the Workshop
5. PART ONE: The Studies
-Purpose and Research Questions
6. PART TWO: Application to Practice
-From Findings to Recommendations
--Practice (Recruitment in Engineering)
--Practice (Retention in Engineering)
--Practice (Outreach in Engineering)
--Policy (Federal funding & Institutional Aid)
--Research (Theory, Qualitative)
The workshop will consist of several activities where participants will share with one another in small groups and then "report out" to the larger group (facilitated by a presenter). We also will reserve 25 minutes at the end of the workshop for Q&A.
Dr. Terrell Lamont StrayhornOhio State University
Associate Professor of Higher Education, African American & African Studies, and Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. Grants from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, and other federal agencies support his research.
Dr. Leroy L. Long IIIEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach
PhD Student in Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. Member of Dr. Terrell Strayhorn's research team, where he has authored several chapters, articles, and presentations.
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