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Engineering Inclusivity in University Programs

Engineering Inclusivity in University Programs

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
The Grainger College of Engineering
Location
https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C2J9WUBxRleooP5KgK31iw
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 21, 2021   5:00 - 6:15 pm  
Registration
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Originating Calendar
Carle Illinois College of Medicine General Events

Engineering Inclusivity in University Programs

It’s a fact: persistent gender stereotypes lead more women than men to experience low self-efficacy in engineering and technology fields. Resulting socially-induced individual obstacles, such as imposter syndrome and stereotype threat, may affect how women perceive and respond to institutional barriers commonplace in engineering departments such as underrepresentation, biases, alienating cultures, and opaque grading policies. The evidence on this topic is both anecdotal and data-driven. The speakers will present both, and reveal how college engineering programs can improve retention by dismantling the institutional barriers that disproportionately discourage talented women. This talk will introduce recommendations for mitigating individual and institutional obstacles to empower all members of the engineering community seeking to promote the inclusion and success of diverse students and recent graduates.

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