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Abstract Session 1991 Monolith or Mosaic: Using Demographics and Detailed Surveys to Understand the Many and Varied Dimensions of First-Year Female Engineering Students

By Catherine Pieronek, Leo H. Mcwilliams, Stephen E. Silliman, John J. Uhran, Mark Gunty and Carrie Graf


The observation of substantially different retention rates of men versus women in a required first-year, two-course “Introduction to Engineering Systems ” sequence at the University of Notre Dame motivated an examination of demographic and survey data to assess retention patterns. In the course of examining these data, it became evident that different sub-groups of women exhibit different retention patterns. We have used demographic data such as SAT scores and intended major for several years t

Year: 2009
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