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Career outcomes of female engineering bachelor's degree recipients

 

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Project Scope

An ad hoc committee, under the auspices of the standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) will convene a public workshop to examine the career outcomes of women recipients of bachelor's degrees in engineering. The ad hoc committee will organize the workshop to coincide with the 2013 NAE Engineering Convocation, which draws many leaders of engineering societies and associations. This will provide an opportunity to engage leaders of engineering societies and association in the workshop. The topic of the importance of educating and training a technical workforce has received significant public interest lately, but there has been much less on the subject of retaining scientific and technical workers in the workforce. The ad hoc committee will convene a workshop to answer questions about the gender differences in post-bachelor's retention in engineering. Some potential questions to be addressed at the workshop include: Are women less likely to stay in engineering because of work and family issues? Do women have better success than men in moving from technical to managerial work in engineering? An individually-authored summary of the workshop will be published.

Meetings & Events

Leaning In or Creating Their own Path? Workshop on Career Outcomes of Female Engineers

Reception: 5 - 6:30 pm, April 23, 2013 | Members Room | NAS building, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418 
Workshop: 9 am - 1:30 pm, April 24, 2013 | Lecture Room | NAS building, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418 
 

AGENDA
 

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome [audio]
Lilian Wu, Member, Career Outcomes of Female Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Recipients, Chair Emeritus, CWSEM, and Program Executive, IBM Global University Program
9:15 am - 10:00 am

The Career Outcomes of Female Engineering Bachelor's Degree Recipients: A Study Using the Baccalaureate & Beyond (B&B) Longitudinal Study [Presentation slides] [audio]
Gail Greenfield, Senior Program Officer, National Research Council, and Principal, Mercer Consulting

10:00 am - 11:00 am Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering? [Presentation slides] [audio]
Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Romila Singh, Associate Professor, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Retaining Technical Talent: Is There a Need for More Data? Are There Criticial Transitions? How Are Career Pathways Changing for Everyone? [audio]
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Panel: Technical Women in Small & Medium Businesses [Presentation slides] [audio]
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College Graduate Capstone Project Team
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing Discussion [audio]
Moderator: Joanne Cohoon, Member, Career Outcomes of Female Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Recipients, and Associate Professor,
School of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Virginia

1:30 pm Adjournment
   

 

Staff

Catherine Didion, Director
Wei Jing, Research Associate

Sponsors

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This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under award # 1137641. Any opnions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this workshop are those of the participant(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

 

 

 

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