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Education Practices Influence Women Engineer Shortage, MU Study Finds


December 29, 2008

education graphic As the need for engineering professionals grows, educators and industry leaders are increasingly concerned with how to attract women to a traditional male career. A new University of Missouri (MU) study found the impact of the engineering curriculum and obstacles, including self-efficacy and feelings of inclusion, can impede women's success in the predominantly male discipline of engineering. Full Story

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University of Missouri, Columbia

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