Palgrave Studies in Urban Education

Becoming an Engineer in Public Universities

Pathways for Women and Minorities

Editors: Borman, K., Halperin, R., Tyson, Will (Eds.)

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Based on research conducted in a three year, mixed-method, multi-site National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program Project, this book offers a comprehensive look into how engineering department culture and climate impacts the successful retention of female and minority college students.

About the authors

KATHRYN M. BOORMAN is Professor of Anthropology and lead researcher at the Alliance for Applied Research in Anthropology and Education in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida, USA. 
  
WILL TYSON is Assistant Professor of Sociology and senior research associate at the Alliance for Applied Research in Anthropology and Education in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida, USA. 
  
RHODA HALPERIN is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology and was most recently Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University and Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Scarcity of Scientists and Engineers, a Hidden Crisis in the United States

    Borman, Kathryn M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Producing STEM Graduates in Florida: Understanding the Florida Context

    Cotner, Bridget A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-51

  • To Stay or to Switch? Why Students Leave Engineering Programs

    Tyson, Will (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

  • Pedagogy and Preparation: Learning to be an Engineer

    Heppner, Rebekah S. (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

  • Program Climate: Engineering Social and Academic Fit

    Wao, Hesborn O. (et al.)

    Pages 105-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Becoming an Engineer in Public Universities
Book Subtitle
Pathways for Women and Minorities
Editors
  • K. Borman
  • R. Halperin
  • Will Tyson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Education
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kathryn M. Borman, Will Tyson, and Rhoda H. Halperin
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10682-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230106826
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61935-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38207-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 209
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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