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“In their edited collection, Ebony O. McGee and William H. Robinson explore the complex nature of race and gender within the STEM fields. For far too long, researchers and practitioners in STEM have avoided the intersection of race and gender as well as the pervasiveness of racism and sexism. McGee and Robinson, along with their authors, break down the wall that has stood in front of these discussions for decades.”

-Marybeth Gasman, coauthor of Educating a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority-Serving Institutions

“Diversifying STEM is a compilation of sound and comprehensive research…accessible to multiple stakeholders both in and outside of the field of STEM education. Parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers, college students and researchers could benefit from this work.”

-Crystal Hill Morton, Indiana University School of Education – IUPUI

Why we do it

Engineering faculty members help discover, promote, and disseminate advancements in technology. From 2007 – 2016, The percentages of women and Asian engineering faculty have steadily increased. However, the percentage of Black engineering faculty has decreased from 2.5% to 2.3% and the percentage of Hispanic engineering faculty has fluctuated between 3.4% and 3.9%. Many potential faculty members are dissuaded from entering academia because of race, gender, and other identity-based biases.

Why we do it

Engineering faculty members help discover, promote, and disseminate advancements in technology. However, many potential faculty members are dissuaded from entering academia because of racial, gender, and other identity-based biases.

WHY WE DO IT

Engineering faculty members help discover, promote, and disseminate advancements in technology. However, many potential faculty members are dissuaded from entering academia because of racial, gender, and other identity-based biases.

DISCLAMIER:
This work was supported by grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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