A sociological approach of women engineer and the role of interdispclinarity in engineering education

Abstract : How to attract more young people in engineering and technology studies? How to attract more women and therefore improve the balance between male and female engineers in society? These are the two questions this conference intends to address. Among the solutions, the organizers of Helena conference chose to make a focus on engineering education as a means to solve two "problems" i.e. the underrepresentation of women in engineering, and the lack of interest of young people for science and technology - and the shortage of graduate engineers for business companies in the future. The hypothesis proposed for those two days of exchange and discussions is that more interdisciplinary trainings in engineering education might be an answer because it would be more appealing for young people, and especially for women. The aim of the conference is to share best practices in education, evaluate their effectiveness, gather students' experiences and discuss other ways to attract women.
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Christelle Didier. A sociological approach of women engineer and the role of interdispclinarity in engineering education. Gender and Interdisciplinary Education for Engineers - GIEE 2011, Jun 2011, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-00783204⟩

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