Discipline-Based Education Research Group


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Slides & Abstract for DBER Group Discussion on 2017-02-23


Copyright (c) 2017 Arefeh Mohammadi


There is a huge shortage of skilled workforce in the engineering and computing related industries. According to the BLS data women have consistently constituted less than 10% of the workforce in the construction industry, which exemplifies the under representation of women in this field. This qualitative research aims at helping women sustain in engineering workforce, empower them in the choices they make to enter and success in the industry, and look at ways to create a safe and encouraging environment for women to survive and thrive in the workforce. This is believed to be possible through creating platform to educate men and women in shared leadership context, providing education and career development for women in engineering and computing, offering practical ideas for educators and employers seeking to foster gender diversity, and facilitating access to training and retraining programs.