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A Unicorn's Tale: Examining The Experiences Of Black Women In Engineering Industry, Monique S. Ross Dec 2016

A Unicorn's Tale: Examining The Experiences Of Black Women In Engineering Industry, Monique S. Ross

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Black women have recently been identified as the most educated demographic in the United States, and yet they are grossly underrepresented in engineering. They comprise 6.4 % of the U.S. population and only 0.72 % of engineering industry. Meanwhile, engineers have been identified as the key to the United States’ ability to maintain its prominence and leadership in a competitive global economy due to their contribution to maintaining and improving our infrastructures and standard of living. This significance to society has spawned national initiatives geared towards broadening participation in engineering. This research study was designed to explore the experiences ...