EiE Narrows Gender Gap
The gender gap in engineering careers has been well documented, but a recent study shows EiE may be helping to change girls’ historical lack of interest in engineering and related fields.
Although the results confirm a gap still exists between girls’ and boys’ interest in engineering, one exciting finding points to EiE’s potential to change this: After engaging with EiE, both girls and boys agreed significantly more with the statement, “I would enjoy being an engineer when I grow up,” but analysis revealed that the effect was stronger for girls. This means that EiE is helping to narrow the gap between girls’ and boys’ interest in pursuing engineering careers!
Members of EiE’s Research team attended the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) in March to present the findings.
For more detail, the full paper can be found here, including description of the methods, data analyses, and more findings. All of our evaluations and papers are available on the Research & Assessment page of EiE’s website.