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Is engineering for me? Do girls have enough information to decide?

Abstract
Increasing the diversity in engineering starts with increasing the proportion of the specific cohort choosing to study engineering. The proportion of women doing engineering is low. Common barriers to increasing the proportion of woman in engineering include not studying the appropriate subjects to meet entry requirements, misconceptions about engineers, and lack of information on possible careers after graduation. Various strategies have been developed to overcome barriers but the proportion of woman studying engineering has not increased significantly over the past fifty years.
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Swan, J. E., & Cowie, B. (2018). Is engineering for me? Do girls have enough information to decide? Presented at the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018 (AAEE2018), Waikato University / WINTEC, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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2018
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