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The Resource Changing the face of engineering : the African American experience, edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, Willie Pearson, Jr

Changing the face of engineering : the African American experience, edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, Willie Pearson, Jr

Label
Changing the face of engineering : the African American experience
Title
Changing the face of engineering
Title remainder
the African American experience
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, Willie Pearson, Jr
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For much of America's history, African Americans were discouraged or aggressively prevented from becoming scientists and engineers. Those who did enter STEM fields found that their inventions and discoveries were often neither recognized nor valued. Even today, particularly in the field of engineering, the participation of African American men and women is shockingly low, and some evidence indicates that the situation might be getting worse. In Changing the Face of Engineering, twenty-four eminent scholars address the underrepresentation of African Americans in engineering from a wide variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives while proposing workable classroom solutions and public policy initiatives. They combine robust statistical analyses with personal narratives of African American engineers and STEM instructors who, by taking evidenced-based approaches, have found success in graduating African American engineers. Changing the Face of Engineering argues that the continued underrepresentation of African Americans in engineering impairs the ability of the United States to compete successfully in the global marketplace. This volume will be of interest to STEM scholars and students, as well as policymakers, corporations, and higher education institutions"--
  • "The underrepresentation of African Americans in STEM fields in general, and in engineering in particular, according to John Slaughter "is at best benign neglect, and at worst active discrimination." In one of the first broad-based studies of the African American experience in engineering, Slaughter and his coeditors set out to describe the problem and propose workable solutions in the form of education and public policy initiatives. In this book, twenty-four eminent scholars address this shortfall from a wide variety of disciplinary angles. They draw insight from robust statistical analyses and contextualized analyses grounded in personal narratives of African American engineers and instructors at a diverse set of research institutions with evidenced-based approaches to their success in graduating African American engineers. This definitive volume will certainly be of interest to scholars and policymakers"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
620.0089/96073
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TA157
LC item number
.C474 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1978-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Slaughter, John Brooks
  • Tao, Yu
  • Pearson, Willie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American engineers
  • Engineering
  • African Americans
  • EDUCATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • African American engineers
  • African Americans
  • Engineering
  • United States
  • Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Engineering - General
Label
Changing the face of engineering : the African American experience, edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, Willie Pearson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Shirley Ann Jackson -- Introduction by John Brooks Slaughter -- Part one: Historical Background -- A brief history of the collaborative minority engineering effort: A personal account by Percy A. Pierre -- Part Two: Educational Systems -- African American Engineering Deans of Majority-Serving Institutions in the United States / Cheryl B. Leggon -- Engineering the Future: African Americans in Doctoral Engineering Programs / Yu Tao and Sandra L. Hanson -- African American Women and Men into Engineering: Are Some Pathways Smoother Than Others? / Lindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux and Shirley M. Malcom -- Clarifying the Contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Engineering Education / Tafaya Ransom -- Beyond the Black-White Minority Experience: Undergraduate Engineering Trends among African Americans / Sybrina Y. Atwaters, John D. Leonard II, and Willie Pearson, Jr. -- Part Three: Workforce Participation -- Profiles of Distinguished African American Engineers at NASA / Carl S. Person and Lenell Allen -- African American Engineers in Business and Industry / Rodney Adkins and Garland L. Thompson -- Socializing African American Female Engineers into Academic Careers: The Case of the Cross-Disciplinary Initiative for Minority Women Faculty / Cheryl B. Leggon and Gilda A. Barabino -- Race for the Gold: African Americans--Honorific Awards and Recognition / Tyrone D. Taborn and Lango Deen -- Part Four: Policies and Programs to Broaden Participation -- College Me, Career Me: Building K-12 Student Identities for Success in Engineering / Darryl N. Williams and Angelicque Tucker-Blackmon -- Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers for African American Students: A Critical Review of Promising and Best Practices / Irving Pressley McPhail -- Spelman's Dual-Degree Engineering Program: A Path for Engineering Diversification / Carmen K. Sidbury, Jennifer S. Johnson, and Retina Q. Burton -- Enhancing the Number of African Americans Pursuing the PhD in Engineering: Outcomes and Processes in the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program / Kenneth I. Maton, Karen M. Watkins-Lewis, Tiffany Beason, and Freeman A. Hrabowski III -- Part Five: Future Directions -- Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation / Daryl E. Chubin
Control code
924719355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418155
Lccn
2015004323
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924719355
Label
Changing the face of engineering : the African American experience, edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, Willie Pearson, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Shirley Ann Jackson -- Introduction by John Brooks Slaughter -- Part one: Historical Background -- A brief history of the collaborative minority engineering effort: A personal account by Percy A. Pierre -- Part Two: Educational Systems -- African American Engineering Deans of Majority-Serving Institutions in the United States / Cheryl B. Leggon -- Engineering the Future: African Americans in Doctoral Engineering Programs / Yu Tao and Sandra L. Hanson -- African American Women and Men into Engineering: Are Some Pathways Smoother Than Others? / Lindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux and Shirley M. Malcom -- Clarifying the Contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Engineering Education / Tafaya Ransom -- Beyond the Black-White Minority Experience: Undergraduate Engineering Trends among African Americans / Sybrina Y. Atwaters, John D. Leonard II, and Willie Pearson, Jr. -- Part Three: Workforce Participation -- Profiles of Distinguished African American Engineers at NASA / Carl S. Person and Lenell Allen -- African American Engineers in Business and Industry / Rodney Adkins and Garland L. Thompson -- Socializing African American Female Engineers into Academic Careers: The Case of the Cross-Disciplinary Initiative for Minority Women Faculty / Cheryl B. Leggon and Gilda A. Barabino -- Race for the Gold: African Americans--Honorific Awards and Recognition / Tyrone D. Taborn and Lango Deen -- Part Four: Policies and Programs to Broaden Participation -- College Me, Career Me: Building K-12 Student Identities for Success in Engineering / Darryl N. Williams and Angelicque Tucker-Blackmon -- Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers for African American Students: A Critical Review of Promising and Best Practices / Irving Pressley McPhail -- Spelman's Dual-Degree Engineering Program: A Path for Engineering Diversification / Carmen K. Sidbury, Jennifer S. Johnson, and Retina Q. Burton -- Enhancing the Number of African Americans Pursuing the PhD in Engineering: Outcomes and Processes in the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program / Kenneth I. Maton, Karen M. Watkins-Lewis, Tiffany Beason, and Freeman A. Hrabowski III -- Part Five: Future Directions -- Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation / Daryl E. Chubin
Control code
924719355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418155
Lccn
2015004323
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924719355

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