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T501·Pre K-12 Track - Technical Session VI
Technical Pre K-12 Education
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Salon D, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Moderated by
  1. Adam Stark Masters and Prof. Ibironke O Lawal
Papers Presented
  1. Designing and Implementing Teacher Professional Development that Connects Social Justice and STEM Integration [view paper]
    Dr. Gina Navoa Svarovsky (University of Notre Dame) and Mr. Patrick K. Kirkland (University of Notre Dame)
  2. A Comparison of Changes in Science Interest and Identity and 21st Century Learning Skills in a Mixed-gender and Single-gender Robotics Program for Elementary/Middle School Youth [view paper]
    Ms. Suzanne Sontgerath (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Mrs. Ryan Nicole Meadows (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
T502·Engineering Workforce Track - Session VI
Technical Engineering Workforce
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Madison, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss factors that influence the academic and career pathways of students.

Moderated by
  1. Dr. Aditya Johri and Mr. Eric Specking
Papers Presented
  1. Engineering vs. Engineering Technology: Toward Understanding the Factors Influencing the Academic and Career Pathways of African-American Students [view paper]
    Dr. Lesley M. Berhan (University of Toledo) and Dr. Anne M. Lucietto (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)
  2. #ILookLikeAnEngineer: Using Social Media-Based Hashtag Activism Campaigns as a Lens to Better Understand Engineering Diversity Issues [view paper]
    Dr. Aqdas Malik (George Mason University), Dr. Aditya Johri (George Mason University), Mr. Rajat Handa (George Mason University), Mr. Habib Karbasian (George Mason University), and Dr. Hemant Purohit (George Mason University)
T504·Undergraduate Track - Technical Session VI
Technical Undergraduate Education
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Jefferson , Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss the experiences of undergraduate students pertaining to stereotype threat, persistence, and cross-cultural awareness.

Moderated by
  1. Dr. Emily L. Allen and Dr. Adrienne Minerick
Papers Presented
  1. Stemming Stereotype Threat: Recruitment, Retention, and Degree Attainment in STEM Fields for Undergraduates from Underrepresented Backgrounds [view paper]
    Dr. Najmah Thomas (University of South Carolina, Beaufort) and Dr. Ronald Erdei (University of South Carolina, Beaufort)
  2. Embedding Cross-cultural Communication Awareness and Skills Training in a Living-learning Community for First-year Undergraduate Engineering Students [view paper]
    Ms. Ashley R. Taylor (Virginia Tech), Ms. Karis Boyd-Sinkler (Virginia Tech), Susan Arnold-Christian (Virginia Tech), Dr. Walter C. Lee (Virginia Tech), Dr. Bevlee A. Watford (Virginia Tech), Dr. Christian Matheis (Virginia Tech), and Dr. Kim Lester (Virginia Tech)
T504A·Undergraduate Track - Technical Session VI
Technical Undergraduate Education
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Lee, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Moderated by
  1. Dr. Kari L. Jordan and Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter
Papers Presented
  1. Engineering Social Justice
    Dr. Michael Hoge Carriere (Milwaukee School of Engineering)
  2. On Becoming a "Transfer Institution": Research on a Community College that Supports Diverse Black Students in their Transfer Aspirations [view paper]
    Dr. Bruk T. Berhane (University of Maryland, College Park)
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Salon E, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss student support programs, such as summer bridge programs. The experiences of community college students and doctoral students will also be discussed.

Moderated by
  1. Dr. Jeffrey W. Fergus P.E. and Ms. Rachelle Reisberg
Papers Presented
  1. Promising Practices for the Expansion and Sustainability of Summer Bridge Programs for Underrepresented Engineering Students at Pennsylvania State University [view paper]
    Dr. Catherine Cohan (Pennsylvania State University)
  2. Critiquing the "Underrepresented Minorities" Label [view paper]
    Dr. Susan E. Walden (University of Oklahoma), Dr. Deborah A. Trytten (University of Oklahoma), Dr. Randa L. Shehab (University of Oklahoma), and Ms. Cindy E. Foor (University of Oklahoma)
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Salon G, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Moderated by
  1. Dr. Laura Bottomley and Hannah Rosen
Papers Presented
  1. Erasing a Gender Gap in Performance in a Multidisciplinary Introductory Engineering Course [view paper]
    Dr. Nancy K. Lape (Harvey Mudd College), Prof. Christopher Clark (Harvey Mudd College), Dr. Lori Bassman (Harvey Mudd College), Matthew Spencer (Harvey Mudd College), Dr. Angela Lee (Affiliation unknown), Prof. R. Erik Spjut (Harvey Mudd College), Prof. Albert M. Dato (Harvey Mudd College), Dr. Laura Palucki Blake (Harvey Mudd College), and Prof. TJ Tsai (Harvey Mudd College)
  2. The Role of Female Engineering Faculty in Female Student Success and Belonging: A Case Study at California State University, Fresno [view paper]
    Dr. Lalita G. Oka (California State University, Fresno) and Dr. Kimberly Stillmaker (California State University, Fresno)
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Salon F, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Moderated by
  1. Ms. Tanya D Ennis and Ms. Cynthia Hampton
Papers Presented
  1. Why Inclusion Programs are Beneficial to Students with Disabilities and How Universities can Help: Perspectives of Students with Disabilities [view paper]
    Ms. Meenakshi Manas Das (Mississippi State University), Dr. Sarah B. Lee (Mississippi State University), Ms. Litany H. Lineberry (Mississippi State University), and Chase Addison Barr (Affiliation unknown)
  2. Beyond Ramps and Signs: Rethinking Support Structures for Engineering Students with Disabilities [view paper]
    Mr. Alexander Michael Alvarez (University of Arizona), Paula C. Johnson (University of Arizona), Stephanie Zawada M.S. (University of Arizona), Dr. Linda R. Shaw (Affiliation unknown), Dr. Marla A. Franco (University of Arizona), and Dr. Vignesh Subbian (University of Arizona)

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