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Next Generation Engineers? Examining the Pathways of Adolescent Females in SWENext

This project is a research collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin and the Society for Women Engineers and funded by grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1825328) this project is a research collaboration between the University of Texas and the Society for Women Engineers that follows a purposive sample of high…

Engineering Messaging to Tween Girls: A Review of the Literature

This report was developed for the National Science Foundation. The primary focus of the literature review was on available research on the effectiveness of messaging on increasing interest and awareness of engineering as a desirable profession, specifically among girls in the age range of 8-13 years old (“tweens”). The report includes a sample listing of…

SWE: Invent It. Build It.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) with funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation and in partnership with Girls Scouts of the USA, WGBH’s Design Squad and Techbridge held the ninth annual Invent It. Build It. (IIBI) in October 2018. The event took place at the SWE annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. Participants included 303 middle school…

Intentions to Major in Engineering

Over the last ten years, interest in majoring in engineering and computer science has increased among both males and females. However, males are far more interested in pursuing a degree in these fields, with almost 27% of male freshmen indicating an intention to major in engineering, math, statistics, or computer science compared to only 7.1%…

High School Preparation

The math and science coursework taken in high school helps prepare students to pursue an engineering degree. The gender gap in earned high school math and science credits has shrunk over the past few decades, with girls earning approximately the same amount of course credits as boys. Source: Nord, C., Roey, S., Perkins, R., Lyons,…