Lolliot Creating Allies (2018 Archive)

Creating allies through conversation: An intervention focused on educating first year engineering students about gender bias in STEM

Poster Session

Presenter(s):

Simon Lolliot – UBC Vancouver

Abstract:

There is a growing body of research demonstrating the negative effects that stereotypes can have on academic performance.  I will discuss the success of an in-class intervention designed to (a) openly discuss gender bias in engineering and (b) promote equitable attitudes using a sample of first year engineering students.