Understanding Diverse Pathways: Disciplinary Trajectories of Engineering Students

Susan Lord, Matthew Ohland, Richard Layton
2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
This project focuses on examining the research question "How do the trajectories of engineering students in different engineering disciplines vary by both race and gender?" Trajectories are measured at matriculation, four years later, and six-years later (i.e. graduation) for matriculants to the disciplines as well as all students in the major including first time in college (FTIC) and transfers. The impact of first year engineering (FYE) programs is also considered. We focus on the large
more » ... on the large fields of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, that have few women and the smaller fields of chemical, biomedical, and industrial engineering that attract more women. In the supplement approved in 2013, we extended this work to also include Civil Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.
doi:10.18260/1-2--23222 fatcat:kzctqed4onef7p4sic5wk4rq5a