Gender Equity in Science and Engineering

Gender Equity in Science and Engineering
Author: Diana Bilimoria,Xiangfen Liang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2012-02-06
ISBN: 1136514376
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Equity in Science and Engineering Book Excerpt:

Women faculty’s participation in academic science and engineering is critical for future US global competitiveness, yet their underrepresentation particularly in senior positions remains a widespread problem. To overcome persistent institutional resistance and barriers to change, the NSF ADVANCE institutional transformation initiative, instituted in 2001, seeks to increase the workforce participation of women faculty in academic science and engineering through systematic institutional transformation. This book assesses the equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes of the changes underway at 19 universities. It provides a comprehensive, stand-alone description of successful approaches to increase the recruitment, advancement and retention of women faculty throughout the academic career pipeline. The findings show that targeted institutional transformation at these 19 U.S. universities has resulted in significant increases in women faculty’s workforce participation, as well as improved gender equity and inclusion. Analyses by discipline show that the greatest changes have occurred within engineering and natural science disciplines at these universities. Yet the results also point to the overall continued underrepresentation of women faculty in academic science and engineering at the nation’s research universities. A framework of organizational change is derived to serve as a template to academic and other organizations seeking transformation to enhance gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

Measuring gender equality in science and engineering

Measuring gender equality in science and engineering
Author: UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN: 9231002996
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gender Equity in Materials Science and Engineering

Gender Equity in Materials Science and Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Equity in Materials Science and Engineering Book Excerpt:

At the request of the University Materials Council, a national workshop was convened to examine 'Gender Equity Issues in Materials Science and Engineering.' The workshop considered causes of the historic underrepresentation of women in materials science and engineering (MSE), with a goal of developing strategies to increase the gender diversity of the discipline in universities and national laboratories. Specific workshop objectives were to examine efforts to level the playing field, understand implicit biases, develop methods to minimize bias in all aspects of training and employment, and create the means to implement a broadly inclusive, family-friendly work environment in MSE departments. Held May 18-20, 2008, at the Conference Center at the University of Maryland, the workshop included heads and chairs of university MSE departments and representatives of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Department of Energy (DOE-BES), and the national laboratories. The following recommendations are made based on the outcomes of the discussions at the workshop. Many or all of these apply equally well to universities and national laboratories and should be considered in context of industrial environments as well. First, there should be a follow-up process by which the University Materials Council (UMC) reviews the status of women in the field of MSE on a periodic basis and determines what additional changes should be made to accelerate progress in gender equity. Second, all departments should strengthen documentation and enforcement of departmental procedures such that hiring, promotion, compensation, and tenure decisions are more transparent, that the reasons why a candidate was not selected or promoted are clear, and that faculty are less able to apply their biases to personnel decisions. Third, all departments should strengthen mentoring of junior faculty. Fourth, all departments must raise awareness of gender biases and work to eliminate hostile attitudes and environments that can make academic and national laboratory careers unattractive to women. Fifth, with respect to raising awareness among faculty, staff and students, a new type of training session should be developed that would be more effective in conveying the facts and consequences of gender bias than the conventional presentations typically available, which seem not to be highly effective in changing attitudes or behaviors. Sixth, it is proposed that the UMC establish a certification of 'family-friendly' or 'gender equivalent' institutions that would encourage organizations to meet standards for minimizing gender bias and promoting supportive work environments. Seventh, novel approaches to adjusting job responsibilities of faculty, staff, and students to permit them to deal with family/life issues are needed that do not carry stigmas. Finally, faculty and national laboratory staff need to promote the benefits of their careers to women so that a more positive image of the job of materials scientist or materials engineer is presented.

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education
Author: Susan S. Klein,Barbara Richardson,Dolores A. Grayson,Lynn H. Fox,Cheris Kramarae,Diane S. Pollard,Carol Anne Dwyer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1317639618
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education Book Excerpt:

First published in 1985, the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education quickly established itself as the essential reference work concerning gender equity in education. This new, expanded edition provides a 20-year retrospective of the field, one that has the great advantage of documenting U.S. national data on the gains and losses in the efforts to advance gender equality through policies such as Title IX, the landmark federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, equity programs and research. Key features include: Expertise – Like its predecessor, over 200 expert authors and reviewers provide accurate, consensus, research-based information on the nature of gender equity challenges and what is needed to meet them at all levels of education. Content Area Focus – The analysis of gender equity within specific curriculum areas has been expanded from 6 to 10 chapters including mathematics, science, and engineering. Global/Diversity Focus – Global gender equity is addressed in a separate chapter as well as in numerous other chapters. The expanded section on gender equity strategies for diverse populations contains seven chapters on African Americans, Latina/os, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, American Indians, gifted students, students with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Action Oriented – All chapters contain practical recommendations for making education activities and outcomes more gender equitable. A final chapter consolidates individual chapter recommendations for educators, policymakers, and researchers to achieve gender equity in and through education. New Material – Expanded from 25 to 31 chapters, this new edition includes: *more emphasis on male gender equity and on sexuality issues; *special within population gender equity challenges (race, ability and disability, etc); *coeducation and single sex education; *increased use of rigorous research strategies such as meta-analysis showing more sex similarities and fewer sex differences and of evaluations of implementation programs; *technology and gender equity is now treated in three chapters; *women’s and gender studies; *communication skills relating to English, bilingual, and foreign language learning; and *history and implementation of Title IX and other federal and state policies. Since there is so much misleading information about gender equity and education, this Handbook will be essential for anyone who wants accurate, research-based information on controversial gender equity issues—journalists, policy makers, teachers, Title IX coordinators, equity trainers, women’s and gender study faculty, students, and parents.

Women in STEM Careers

Women in STEM Careers
Author: Diana Bilimoria,Linley Lord
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 1781954070
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in STEM Careers Book Excerpt:

Adopting an international perspective, this book draws on current research from the United States, Australia and Europe examining women�s participation, advancement and leadership in STEM fields. The book explores the nature of STEM careers across indu

Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education

Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education
Author: Hyun Kyoung Ro,Frank Fernandez,Elizabeth J. Ramon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-08-16
ISBN: 1000426793
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This timely volume brings together a range of international scholars to analyse cultural, political, and individual factors which contribute to the continued global issue of female underrepresentation in STEM study and careers. Offering a comparative approach to examining gender equity in STEM fields across countries including the UK, Germany, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, and China, the volume provides a thematic breakdown of institutional trends and national policies that have successfully improved gender equity in STEM at institutions of higher education. Offering case studies that demonstrate how policies interact with changing social and cultural norms, and impact women’s choices and experiences in relation to the uptake and continuation of STEM study at the undergraduate level, the volume highlights new directions for research and policy to promote gender equity in STEM at school, university, and career levels. Contributing to the United Nations’ (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in science education, higher education, and gender equity in STEM fields. The text will also support further discussion and reflection around multicultural education, educational policy and politics, and the sociology of education more broadly.

Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy

Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2009-07-23
ISBN: 9780215540218
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy Book Excerpt:

A report that considers the broad issue of why science and engineering are important and why they should be at the heart of Government policy. It also considers three more specific issues: the debate on strategic priorities; the principles that inform science funding decisions; and, the scrutiny of science and engineering across Government.

Women in Science and Engineering

Women in Science and Engineering
Author: Elida Sanchez Cruz
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9783659316630
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Science and Engineering Book Excerpt:

In a globalizing world, Mexico's higher education system is undergoing significant transformations. One of the more hopeful, positive transformations is the emergence or strengthening of gender equity policies in many education institutions. The equity-oriented policies, packaged in transnational policy spheres, are interpreted and set in motion based on the interplay of national, local and institutional contexts. While this emergent equity-friendly policy environment represents a positive movement for equity, its manifestations and effects remain understudied. Considering that there is at least a policy environment supportive of gender equity, this book examines how gender equity plays out at the ground level. It examines the gender-equity policy environment-its manifestation and effects-in one graduate research department in the most prestigious Polytechnic University in Mexico. Through site observations and interviews with students, professors, and administrators, this research illuminates how gender equity is taken up and experienced by women in this male-dominated environment.

Building Gender Equity in the Academy

Building Gender Equity in the Academy
Author: Sandra Laursen,Ann E. Austin
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1421439395
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Gender Equity in the Academy Book Excerpt:

Grounded in scholarship but written for busy institutional leaders, Building Gender Equity in the Academy is a handbook of actionable strategies for faculty and administrators working to improve the inclusion and visibility of women and others who are marginalized in the sciences and in academe more broadly.

Women in Science

Women in Science
Author: Feride Acar
Publsiher: Berg Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Science Book Excerpt:

Edited by Veronica Stolte-Heiskanen, Professor of Sociology, University of Tampere, FinlandAlthough attitudes towards women pursuing scientific careers have changed, gender equity in science is far from having been achieved. This volume offers a survey of the situation of women in science in twelve European countries, with special emphasis on the obstacles and opportunities of access to positions of responsibility.

The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education

The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education
Author: Nancy S. Niemi,Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN: 111925759X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Research into gender equity in higher education, inspiring action With this enlightening handbook, you can review the thinking of leading researchers on the current intersection of gender and higher education. The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education provides an in-depth look at education's complicated relationships with, and in some cases inadequate fostering of, gender equity. The collection offers a bold picture of research into the subject. It also projects future paths of exploration, inquiry, and action for gender equity. Focuses specifically on gender and higher education across the globe, setting the stage for new explorations Examines gender equity in relation to the STEM fields Considers current male participation in higher education Covers gender segregation by major and the issue of women remaining in lower-paying areas The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education spotlights the continuing and integral role of educational institutions in the struggle for gender equity. Policy makers, university administrators, and researchers can look to this handbook for perspective on recent research as they move forward in the pursuit of more equitable educational environments.

Gender and STEM Understanding Segregation in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Gender and STEM  Understanding Segregation in Science  Technology  Engineering and Mathematics
Author: Maria Charles,Sarah Thébaud
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 3038971472
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and STEM Understanding Segregation in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Gender and STEM: Understanding Segregation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" that was published in Social Sciences

Women in Science and Engineering the Impact of Gendere Equity Policies in Mexican Higher Education

Women in Science and Engineering  the Impact of Gendere Equity Policies in Mexican Higher Education
Author: Elida Sánchez Cruz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Science and Engineering the Impact of Gendere Equity Policies in Mexican Higher Education Book Excerpt:

In a globalizing world, Mexico’s higher education system is undergoing significant transformations. One of the more hopeful, positive transformations is the emergence or strengthening of gender equity policies in many education institutions. The equity-oriented policies, packaged in transnational policy spheres, are interpreted and set in motion based on the interplay of national, local and institutional contexts. While this emergent equityfriendly policy environment represents a positive movement for equity, its manifestations and effects remain understudied. Considering that there is at least a policy environment supportive of gender equity, this study examines how gender equity plays out at the ground level. It examines the gender-equity policy environment—its manifestation and effects—in one graduate research department in the most prestigious Polytechnic University in Mexico. Through site observations and interviews with students, professors, and administrators, this research illuminates how gender equity is taken up and experienced by women in this maledominated environment. The research finds that gender equity has indeed made an intervention at the symbolic or discursive level of the institution. Also there are concrete manifestations, such as the presence of a gender equity office and the hiring of the institution’s first female director. In general, gender equity provoked interest and anxiety in most of the participants interviewed. In interviews and at a public symposium of gender equity, some dominant scripts were repeated that tended to rationalize male dominance, but there were also more transgressive scripts and acknowledgments of the depth of inequity around gender and other social difference in Mexico. Aligned with past research findings and institutional mantras, gender equity was often conceived in terms of ‘access’ and fair admission policies by administration and professors. Women graduate students reported much more directly about the ongoing discrimination within the program that ranged from being seen as less capable than males to more overt sexual harassment and bullying. Further, women who attempted to use the gender equity office to make a complaint were quite cynical about the apparent lack of any action. Finally, this study offers recommendations for a gender program, the Centre of Technology and members of the centre.

Gender Indicators in Science Engineering and Technology

Gender Indicators in Science  Engineering and Technology
Author: Sophia Huyer,Gunnar Westholm
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9231040383
Category: Women in engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Indicators in Science Engineering and Technology Book Excerpt:

This toolkit provides a survey of the differential gender patterns of participation by men and women in science and technology. It assesses information provided by current sex-disaggregated quantitative data, along with discussing the reasons for differential rates of participation between women and men. The volume also looks at international methods for measuring science and technology activities, personnel and qualifications, and occupations, as well as how these can be properly disaggregated by sex, age and other variables. A key question addressed includes how to define economic and employment activities that can constitute or incorporate scientific and technological activities.--Publisher's description.

Mapping research and innovation in the Republic of Malawi

Mapping research and innovation in the Republic of Malawi
Author: Lemarchand, Guillermo A.,Schneegans, Susan
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 9231000322
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping research and innovation in the Republic of Malawi Book Excerpt:

Academic Women in STEM Faculty

Academic Women in STEM Faculty
Author: Sue V. Rosser
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-01-19
ISBN: 3319487930
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Women in STEM Faculty Book Excerpt:

This volume examines major issues facing successful women in academic science. In doing so, Sue Rosser outlines the persisting and shifting perspectives of women who have achieved seniority and remained in academia during the last fifteen years through survey data from women who received POWRE awards from the NSF. Some evidence suggests that budget cuts and an increasing reliance on technology have impacted higher education and exacerbated gender issues, but until now, little research has focused directly on the lingering effects of these changes.

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science Engineering and Medicine

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science  Engineering  and Medicine
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine,Committee on Increasing the Number of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM)
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 0309498279
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science Engineering and Medicine Book Excerpt:

Careers in science, engineering, and medicine offer opportunities to advance knowledge, contribute to the well-being of communities, and support the security, prosperity, and health of the United States. But many women do not pursue or persist in these careers, or advance to leadership positions - not because they lack the talent or aspirations, but because they face barriers, including: implicit and explicit bias; sexual harassment; unequal access to funding and resources; pay inequity; higher teaching and advising loads; and fewer speaking invitations, among others. There are consequences from this underrepresentation of women for the nation as well: a labor shortage in many science, engineering, and medical professions that cannot be filled unless institutions and organizations recruit from a broad and diverse talent pool; lost opportunities for innovation and economic gain; and lost talent as a result of discrimination, unconscious bias, and sexual harassment. Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine reviews and synthesizes existing research on policies, practices, programs, and other interventions for improving the recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement into leadership roles of women in these disciplines. This report makes actionable recommendations to leverage change and drive swift, coordinated improvements to the systems of education, research, and employment in order to improve both the representation and leadership of women.

Gender Equity in STEM

Gender Equity in STEM
Author: Linda Carlene Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theorizing STEM Education in the 21st Century

Theorizing STEM Education in the 21st Century
Author: Kehdinga George Fomunyam
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN: 1789857015
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theorizing STEM Education in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Theorising STEM Education in the 21st Century is a book that captures the essence of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the intricacies of STEM education in the contemporary society. It explores STEM as an interdisciplinary field as well as the individual disciplines that make up STEM. This ensures the field of STEM as a whole is theorised. The book provides critical insight on STEM education from Cairo to Cape Town or from America to Indonesia. With a team of authors from universities across the world, the book is a vital contribution to critical scholarship on STEM education in contemporary times.

Gender Equity Challenges and Opportunities

Gender Equity  Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Vasundhara Mahajan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 981190460X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Equity Challenges and Opportunities Book Excerpt: