Diversity in Environmental Engineering—Successes and Challenges

TitleDiversity in Environmental Engineering—Successes and Challenges
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBhandari, A, Jones, SA, Clapp, LW, Fennell, DE, LaPara, TM
NewspaperJournal of Environmental Engineering
Volume132
Pagination701-702
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number07339372
KeywordsAssociation , Cross-Cultural , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL , ethnic , INTERDISCIPLINARY , multicultural , MULTICULTURALISM , Study , United
AbstractThe article comments on issue pertaining to gender and ethnic diversity in the U.S. Despite efforts by the government, the academe, and the businesses, still, the country faces a major challenge due to lack of gender and ethnic diversity in the engineering profession. Since 1995, The proportion of women and minority freshman in engineering has declined. In a research conducted by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, it was found out that the environmental engineering student body has better gender diversity than the field of engineering as a whole. Nevertheless, ethnic diversity in this discipline has remained similar to engineering as a whole and is significantly lower than the ethnic diversity of the U.S. population.
Notes7Accession Number: 21215506; Bhandari, Alok 1 Jones, Sharon A. 2 Clapp, Lee W. 3 Fennell, Donna E. 4 LaPara, Timothy M. 5; Affiliation: 1: Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS 66506-5000 2: Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042-1798 3: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M Univ., Kingsville, TX 78363-8203 4: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8096 5: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0116; Source Info: Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p701; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MULTICULTURAL education; Subject Term: MULTICULTURALISM; Subject Term: ETHNIC relations; Subject Term: INTERDISCIPLINARY approach in education; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL engineering; Subject Term: CROSS-cultural studies; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Subject Term: UNITED States; Company/Entity: ASSOCIATION of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors; Number of Pages: 2p; Document Type: Editorial
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2006)132:7(701)

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