Future resources for engineering

Peggy Ann Johnson, Jill D. Leasure, Estela S. Llinas

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Abstract

The accelerated rate ot growth of technology has increased the demand for engineers of all types. Predicted shortages of engineers may be lessened by drawing from every available source. One large and overlooked source is women. The purpose of this paper is to hypothesize reasons for the underrepresentation of women in engineering and search for beginnings of solutions to recruiting and retaining women in engineering. Factors that influence a young woman's career choice, such as parental influence, classroom climate, role models, and genderbiased literature, are explored. These influencing factors, many of them subtle, begin having an impact very early in a woman's life and continue through college and possibly throughout a woman's career. Solutions and recommendations for encouraging women to pursue engineering careers are presented. Although the recommendations are far from a complete solution, they are important initial steps toward maintaining a healthy and productive engineering community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Volume118
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management

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Johnson, Peggy Ann ; Leasure, Jill D. ; Llinas, Estela S. / Future resources for engineering. In: Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 1992 ; Vol. 118, No. 1. pp. 30-37.
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