The role of high school math and science course access in student college engineering major choice and degree attainment

Joyce B. Main, Rajeev Darolia, Cory Koedel, Junpeng Yan, Jean Felix Ndashimye

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Original languageEnglish
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 24 2017
Event124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Columbus, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 28 2017

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VIII. Acknowledgments This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers: 1531920 and 1532015. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National cSience oFution.nda IX. References [1] Adelman, C. (1998). Women and Men of the Engineering Path: A Model for Analyses of UndergraduateCareers. U.S. Departmentof Education Monograph. [2] Arcidiacono, Peter and Cory Koedel. 2013. “Race and College Success: Evidence from Missouri.”American EconomicoJnalu: Applried Economics6(3):20-57. [3] Blickenstaff, J. (2005). Women and Science Careers: Leaky Pipeline or Gender Filter? Gender and Education. 17(4), 369-386. [4] Carnasciali, M., Thompson, A. & Thomas, T. (2013). Factors influencing students’ choice of engineering major. American Society for Engineering Education ConferencerPeoedingsc. [5] Engberg, M.E. & Wolniak, G.C. (2013). College student pathways to the STEM disciplines. Teachers CollegeeRcord, 115(1). [6] Geisinger, Brandi N., & Raman, D. Raj. (2013). Why They Leave: Understanding Student Attrition from nEnegering Mi ajors. [7] Holloway, B., Reed, T., Imbrie, P., & Reid, K. (2014). Research-Informed Policy Change: A Retrospective on Engineering Admissions. Journal of Engineering Education, 103(2), 274-301. [8] Johnson, M.J. & Sheppard, S.D. (2004). Relationships between engineering student and faculty demographics and stakeholders working to affect change. Journal of Engineering Education, 92(2), 137-151. [9] Legewie, Joscha, & DiPrete, Thomas A. (2014). The High School Environment and the Gender Gap in Sciencenangidnee ring. ESioloogycodEfauion,t87c(4), 259-280. [10] Lent, Robert W., Sheu, Hung-Bin, Singley, Daniel, Schmidt, Janet A., Schmidt, Linda C., & Gloster, Clay S. (2008). Longitudinal relations of self-efficacy to outcome expectations, interests, and major choice goals in engineering students. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73(2), 328-335. [11] Maple, S. A., & Stage, F. K. (1991). Influences on the choice of math/science major by gender and ethnicity. American EducationaleRsearch Journal, 28(1), 37 –60. [12] Marra, R., Rodgers, K., Shen, D. & B. Bogue. (2012). Leaving Engineering: A Multi-Year Single Institution Study. Journal of Engineering Education. 101, 6-27. [13] Ngambeki, I. (2012). Dissertation: Finding a place in engineering: Examining students’ choice of engineering discipline. [14] Ong, M., Wright, C., Espinosa, L. & Orfield, G. (2011). Inside the double bind: A synthesis of empirical research on undergraduate and graduate women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Harvard Educational eRview, 81(2): 172-209. [15] Seymour, E. & N. Hewitt. (1997). Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview rPsse.

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