It’s about bits of machines & stuff:why girls don’t ‘do’ engineering

Abstract

This paper draws upon part of the findings of an ethnographic study in which two seventeen year old girls were employed to interview their peer about engineering as a study and career choice. It argues that whilst girls do view engineering as being generally masculine in nature, other factors such as a lack of female role models and an emphasis on physics and maths act as barriers to young women entering the discipline. The paper concludes by noting that engineering has much to offer young women, the problem is, they simply don’t know this is the case!

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
Event Title: Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2013
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Event Dates: 2013-07-04 - 2013-07-06
ISBN: 978-1-62993-136-4
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 07:51
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 08:10
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013-07-01
Authors: Andrews, Jane (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0984-6267)
Clark, Robin

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