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Sheri Sheppard: "Tracing Engineering Pathways is not a simple matter---how and why diversity matters"
This talk considers how engineering education and practice in the United States continues to be dogged by a lack of diversity. At the same time, research that considers the roles that gender, race, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality play in the "engineering experience" is showing promise for improving inclusivity and diversity. Furthermore, the community of educational researchers studying how engineering is taught (and how this might affect who chooses to study engineering) is growing.
Sheri Sheppard is Professor of Mechanical Engineering.