Next Generation Engineers? Examining the Pathways of Adolescent Females in SWENext

SWE has partnered with researchers from The University of Texas at Austin to examine the gender identity of SWENext members to understand their views on prevailing gender norms and roles and the influence of peers and adults on how these factors influence their development of an engineering identity and their decisions to declare an engineering major in college. This mixed-methods longitudinal study will follow a sample of young women in high school to understand their thoughts and experiences, and extend our knowledge on inequality in engineering.