Abo Bibliothek: Guest
Digitales Portal Digitale Bibliothek eBooks Zeitschriften Referenzen und Berichte Forschungssammlungen
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.671 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN Druckformat: 1072-8325
ISSN Online: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v14.i1.40
pages 67-81

A STUDY OF WOMEN ENGINEERING STUDENTS AND TIME TO COMPLETION OF FIRST-YEAR REQUIRED COURSES AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Jorja Kimball
Texas A&M University
http://jorjakimball.com
Bryan Cole
Texas A&M University
Margaret Hobson
Texas Engineering Experiment Station
Karan Watson
Texas A&M University
Christine Stanley
Texas A&M University

ABSTRAKT

This paper reports findings on gender that were part of a larger study reviewing time to completion of course work that includes the first two semesters of calculus, chemistry, and physics, which are often considered the stumbling points or "barrier courses" to an engineering baccalaureate degree. Texas A&M University terms these courses core body of knowledge (CBK), and statistical analysis was conducted on two cohorts of first-year enrolling engineering students at the institution. Findings indicate that gender is statistically significantly related to completion of CBK with female engineering students completing required courses faster than males at the .01 level (p = 0.008). Statistical significance for gender and ethnicity was found between white male and white female students at the .01 level (p = 0.008). Descriptive analysis indicated that of the five majors studied (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering), women completed CBK faster than men, and African American and Hispanic women completed CBK faster than males of the same ethnicity.


Articles with similar content:

EFFECTS OF GENDER ON ENGINEERING CAREER COMMITMENT
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.7, 2001, issue 2
Anne M. Barker
GENDER AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN THE EXPERIENCES, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND EXPECTATIONS OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MAJORS
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.3, 1997, issue 3
Jerilee Grandy
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE GRADUATE STUDENTS IN ENGINEERING AT A U.S. UNIVERSITY: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST?
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.3, 1997, issue 4
Renata Frank de Verthelyi
INTENDING TO STAY: IMAGES OF SCIENTISTS, ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN, AND GENDER AS INFLUENCES ON PERSISTENCE AMONG SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MAJORS
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.9, 2003, issue 1
Mary Wyer
EXPLORING GENDER AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES BY TESTING A MODEL OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS' PERSISTENCE INTENTIONS IN HOLLAND'S REALISTIC AND INVESTIGATIVE DOMAINS
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.23, 2017, issue 4
Lisa Y. Flores, Feihan Li, Rachel L. Navarro