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Podcast: SWE Magazine’s Annual Literature Review

FY17 SWE President Jessica Rannow talks to two authors of SWE Magazine’s Annual Literature Review: Peter Meiksins and Peggy Lane.

Published On: February 2017

Our Diverse podcast is brought to you by SWE Advance, supporting the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in engineering through career resources, professional development and one-to-one networking opportunities.

(Jessica Rannow)

Hi, I’m Jessica Rannow, FY17 President of the Society of Women Engineers and this is SWE’s Diverse podcast series. Please remember to add this podcast to your iTunes and like or follow us on social media. Visit swe.org for more details.

Recognizing the ongoing need for research on women in engineering, SWE Magazine publishes an annual review of literature that provides expert analysis of publications in the engineering and technology fields with a focus on women’s issues. This year, for the first time, SWE’s Literature Review will be published at the end of February in a special digital issue of SWE Magazine. It examines peer-reviewed articles, dissertations, reports and conferences. Sources range from the mainstream media to academic journals.

Joining me now are two authors of SWE’s Literature Review. Peter Meiksins, Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Professor of Sociology at Cleveland State University, and Peggy Lane, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development at Virginia Tech.

Thank you both for joining us.

(Discussion)

  • Peggy, I’d like to start with you. Please tell us a little bit about the Literature Review. You’ve been an author of it for several years now.
  • So Peter, where do things stand for women in engineering?
  • Peggy, why do so few women choose to study engineering?
  • Peter, are women more likely to leave?
  • Peggy, what are some trends you’ve noticed over the last few years?
  • Peter, what can be done?

You can find the special digital issue of SWE Magazine with the Annual Literature Review on swe.org.

Peter Meiksins is Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Professor of Sociology at Cleveland State University, and Peggy Lane is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development at Virginia Tech.

Peter and Peggy, thank you so much for joining us.

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