PUBLISHED BY NSPE MAY | JUNE 2017
20 Crossing the Line
The low percentages of women in engineering are oft-cited statistics. But as efforts intensify to increase their
participation, there’s a growing recognition of obstacles that
are either keeping women out of the profession or causing
them to leave. One important one is sexual harassment.
BY EVA KAPLAN-LEISERSON
24 Bias in the Engineering Workplace
There are expanding efforts to encourage and support
the entry of more women and people of color into the
engineering workforce, but a significant challenge to the
recruitment and retention of diverse talent can’t be ignored.
Despite progress, the engineering workplace can still be a
very trying experience for women and people of color.
BY DANIELLE BOYKIN
28 Can Title IX Change STEM Culture?
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark federal law
prohibiting discrimination based on sex by recipients of
federal funds for educational programs or activities. The
statute remains an important tool that some believe could
open engineering to more women.
BY MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN
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