Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Education (also CAGS)
Berger, Joseph B.
Engineering, Retention, Women
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand how women enrolled in undergraduate engineering programs perceive their undergraduate experience in relation to their anticipatory socialization into the engineering profession. The significance of this study rests in the fact that although over the past few decades millions of dollars have been invested to combat the shortage of women entering and persisting in engineering undergraduate programs, very little improvement has yet been achieved. More importantly, although many factors have been determined to perhaps influence the under representation of women in engineering, a clear understanding of why this phenomenon continues has not yet been established. The findings from this study are intended to provide insight into what women in engineering need to succeed and provide clear recommendations for practice and policy to address the issue.
Lyon, Susan Catherine, "Women in Engineering: Tell Me What You Need to Succeed" (2009). Dissertations. 69.