The current situation of women students in engineering, identifying barriers and obstacles to their persistence in engineering majors was reviewed. The efforts of MentorNet to support women engineering, science, math, and technolgoy students during the crucial first year of undergraduated education were also discussed. It was suggested that engineering has remained a field where women continue to be severely underrepresented. Engineering is the career aspiration that still shows the greatest difference between the number of men and women as they begin their undergraduates years.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States|
Duration: Jun 24 2001 → Jun 27 2001
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