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By Michelle Madsen Camacho,Susan M. Lord

This leading edge paintings significantly experiences the modern difficulties of 1 section of technological know-how, expertise, engineering, and math (STEM) schooling. the inability of a various U.S.-based pool of expertise coming into the sector of engineering schooling has been termed a quandary by way of educational and political leaders. Engineering is still the most intercourse segregated educational arenas; the intersection of gendered and racialized exclusion leads to only a few Latina engineers. Drawing on state-of-the-art scholarship in gender and Latino/a reviews, the booklet presents an analytically incisive view of the studies of Latina engineers.

Sponsored via the nationwide technology origin via a Gender in technology and Engineering supply, the authors bridge interdisciplinary views to light up the nuanced and a number of exclusionary forces that form the tradition of engineering. a wide, multi-institution, longitudinal dataset allows disaggregation by way of race and gender. The authors depend on basic and secondary assets and contain an built-in mixed-methods procedure combining quantitative and qualitative information. jointly, this research of the voices of Latina engineering majors breaks new floor within the literature on STEM schooling and offers an exemplar for destiny examine on subpopulations in those fields.

This ebook is aimed toward researchers who learn underrepresented teams in engineering and have an interest in broadening participation and ameliorating difficulties of exclusion. it will likely be beautiful to students within the fields of multicultural and better schooling, sociology, cultural anthropology, cultural reports, and feminist expertise experiences, and all researchers attracted to the intersections of STEM, race, and gender. This source could be priceless for policy-makers and academic leaders trying to revitalize and re-envision the tradition inside of engineering.

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