SWE’s research efforts are committed to identifying the gaps in existing research and awareness around the barriers women, especially those from racial/ethnic or identities underrepresented in STEM, face in pursuing, persisting, and succeeding in the field of engineering and technology.
August 26th marks Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave the right to vote for women. Although women have had the right to vote since 1920, almost 100 years later the gender pay gap is still an ever present issue surrounding equality between the sexes.
The subjects of the Rice University study will be college students in an engineering design course. Over the course of a year, the students will fill out regular surveys and performance ratings of their fellow team members. The researchers will evaluate the impact of discrimination on the daily lives and long-term career aspirations of these women.
Congratulations to SWE Member Emily Chen for being named July’s Researcher of the Month by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA). For the past year, Chen—a Chemical Engineering and Applied Math double major—has been working to investigate “Shape-persistent macrocycles as hosts for Iodocarbons: toward formation of Carbyne.”
A panel discussion in Bengaluru, India will cover recent SWE research and implications of bias in the workplace.
In this episode celebrating Women’s History Month, SWE Archivist Troy Eller English and SWE Director of Editorial and Publications Anne Perusek talk about the difficulty of recognizing female “firsts” in the engineering world.
This data will help SWE members meeting with elected officials during SWE’s 2019 Congressional Outreach Days to highlight the importance of increasing the number of women in engineering and technology.
A new report on the energy field found that women are still woefully underrepresented in engineering jobs.