BUILDing a community of female makers through hands-on experiences in a university MakerSpace

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Abstract

This full innovative practice paper presents data and the framework for implementation of BUILD, a women's Maker initiative that dynamically weaves together female faculty and students to build engineering identities. Presenting one semester of activities and findings, this paper proposes a model for academic institutions and other stakeholders to launch similar initiatives. In the context of our program, female students and faculty gain expertise in machining and manufacturing while also building support systems through peer-to-peer and student-faculty mentoring that we expect will enable persistence through engineering and will illuminate the pathway to professorial careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728117461
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 - Covington, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2019Oct 19 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2019-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityCovington
Period10/16/1910/19/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Menold, J., Berdanier, C., Ritter, S., Handley, M., Grady, C., Byron, M., Starkey, E., Miller, S., & Parkinson, M. (2019). BUILDing a community of female makers through hands-on experiences in a university MakerSpace. In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 [9028553] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2019-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028553