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  • Changing the Face of Engineering: The African American Experience
  • edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, and Willie Pearson Jr.
  • 2015
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  • Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
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How can academic institutions, corporations, and policymakers foster African American participation and advancement in engineering?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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Foreword,
  2. Shirley Ann Jackson
  3. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. John Brooks Slaughter
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part One: Historical Background
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. A Brief History of the Collaborative Minority Engineering Effort: A Personal Account
  2. Percy A. Pierre
  3. pp. 13-36
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  1. Part Two: Educational Systems
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. 2. African American Engineering Deans of Majority-Serving Institutions in the United States
  2. Cheryl B. Leggon
  3. pp. 39-56
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  1. 3. Engineering the Future: African Americans in Doctoral Engineering Programs
  2. Yu Tao, Sandra L. Hanson
  3. pp. 57-89
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  1. 4. African American Women and Men into Engineering: Are Some Pathways Smoother Than Others?
  2. Lindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux and Shirley M. Malcom
  3. pp. 90-119
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  1. 5. Clarifying the Contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Engineering Education
  2. Tafaya Ransom
  3. pp. 120-148
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  1. 6. Beyond the Black-White Minority Experience: Undergraduate Engineering Trends among African Americans
  2. Sybrina Y. Atwaters, John D. Leonard II, Willie Pearson, Jr.
  3. pp. 149-188
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  1. Part Three: Workforce Participation
  2. pp. 189-190
  1. 7. Profiles of Distinguished African American Engineers at NASA
  2. Carl S. Person, Lenell Allen
  3. pp. 191-224
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  1. 8. African American Engineers in Business and Industry
  2. Rodney Adkins, Garland L. Thompson
  3. pp. 225-240
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  1. 9. Socializing African American Female Engineers into Academic Careers: The Case of the Cross-Disciplinary Initiative for Minority Women Faculty
  2. Cheryl B. Leggon, Gilda A. Barabino
  3. pp. 241-255
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  1. 10. Race for the Gold: African Americans—Honorific Awards and Recognition
  2. Tyrone D. Taborn, Lango Deen
  3. pp. 256-284
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  1. Part Four: Policies and Programs to Broaden Participation
  2. pp. 285-286
  1. 11. College Me, Career Me: Building K–12 Student Identities for Success in Engineering
  2. Darryl N. Williams, Angelicque Tucker-Blackmon
  3. pp. 287-304
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  1. 12. Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers for African American Students: A Critical Review of Promising and Best Practices
  2. Irving Pressley McPhail
  3. pp. 305-334
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  1. 13. Spelman’s Dual-Degree Engineering Program: A Path for Engineering Diversification
  2. Carmen K. Sidbury, Jennifer S. Johnson, Retina Q. Burton
  3. pp. 335-353
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  1. 14. 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
  2. Kenneth I. Maton, Karen M. Watkins-Lewis, Tiffany Beason, Freeman A. Hrabowski III
  3. pp. 354-386
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  1. Part Five: Future Directions
  2. pp. 387-388
  1. 15. Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation
  2. Daryl E. Chubin
  3. pp. 389-408
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 409-418
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 419-432
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ISBN
9781421418155
Related ISBN(s)
9781421418148
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OCLC
924719355
Pages
448
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
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