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American Society for Engineering EducationOCTOBER 2007Volume 17 | Number 2 PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
FEATURES
COVER STORY: BANGALORE-JOLT - INDIA’S RAPID HIGH-TECH GROWTH HAS FUELED A HUGE DEMAND FOR WELL-TRAINED ENGINEERS. STARTUPS, INDUSTRY, RETURNING EXPATRIATES AND EVEN A SPIRITUAL LEADER—THE ‘HUGGING SAINT’—OFFER INNOVATIVE WAYS TO FILL THE VOID. BUT ARE THEIR EFFORTS ENOUGH? BY LUCILLE CRAFT
FEATURE: 2 FOR 1 - IN PUTTING ITS BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING SCHOOLS UNDER ONE ROOF, PENN STATE BEHREND AIMS TO FOSTER CREATIVE TEAMWORK WHILE MAKING ITS STUDENTS ATTRACTIVE TO INDUSTRY.  BY MARY LORD
FEATURE: EDUCATOR FOR THE REAL WORLD - JIM MELSA WANTED TO CHANGE HOW ENGINEERING IS TAUGHT, EVEN IF IT MADE HIM ‘A PAIN IN THE NECK.’ BY PIERRE HOME-DOUGLAS

DEPARTMENTS
COMMENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
BRIEFINGS
DATABYTES
REFRACTIONS: LAUNCHING A CAREER - BY HENRY PETROSKI
CLASSIFIEDS
LAST WORD: Saving the Marriage - BY PAUL PEERCY

TEACHING TOOLBOX
Walking the Line - Ethics courses give students an understanding of the dilemmas they will face in the workplace—and the confidence to make wise choices. BY ALICE DANIEL
JEE SELECTS: The Case for Inductive Teaching - BY RICHARD FELDER AND MICHAEL PRINCE
ON THE SHELF: Stunning Growth, Stubborn Problems - BY ROBIN TATU


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DATABYTES: Where Women are Headed - COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS - Data source: American Society for Engineering Education - INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN  


The percentage of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to women declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2005-6. The 19.3 percent of engineering degrees awarded is far below women’s general representation of 56 percent in the undergraduate ranks. However, this trend is not uniform for all engineering disciplines. The 10 fields listed here continually draw a higher percentage of women to engineering than the larger fields of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, biomedical is the fastest-growing engineering field, having increased by 187% since 1999.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF FEMALE GRADUATES
Biomedical 40.7%
Chemical
36.0%
Agricultural
35.6%
Industrial and Manufacturing
33.0%
Engineering Management
28.6%
Metallurgical & Materials 28.3%
Mining
27.5%
Architectural 25.4%
Eng. Science & Eng. Physics
24.8%
Civil & Environmental 23.1%
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



SCHOOLS AWARDING THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING BACHELOR’S DEGREES TO WOMEN**
1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 60.0%
2. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 56.8%
3. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 54.5%
4. North Carolina State University 54.3%
5. University of Illinois at Chicago 52.3%
6. Case Western Reserve University 52.1%
7. Michigan Technological University 51.6%
8. University of Iowa 51.0%
9. Brown University 50.0%
9. Marquette University 50.0%
9. Mercer University 50.0%
9. New Jersey Institute of Technology 50.0%
9. University of Southern California 50.0%
9. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 50.0%
9. University of Toledo 50.0%
9. University of Virginia 50.0%
17. Pennsylvania State University 48.1%
18. University of Rochester 47.1%
19. University of Miami 46.5%
20. University of California, Berkeley 45.9%
20. University of Pittsburgh 45.9%
**Minimum of 20 B.S. degrees awarded. 77 schools fit this criterion.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



SCHOOLS AWARDING THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF ENGINEERING BACHELOR’S DEGREES TO WOMEN*
1. Tennessee State University 45.5%
2. Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez 38.9%
3. Mercer University 36.6%
4. Alabama A&M University 36.1%
5. Tufts University 36.0%
5. Tuskegee University 36.0%
7. University of Miami 35.0%
8. Brown University 34.8%
9. Southern Methodist University 33.3%
10. Saint Louis University 31.2%
11. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology 31.0%
12. Northwestern University 30.6%
13. George Washington University 30.5%
14. Washington University 29.3%
15. Princeton University 29.2%
16. Marquette University 29.1%
16. Stevens Institute of Technology 29.1%
18. William Marsh Rice University 29.0%
19. Vanderbilt University 28.9%
20. Morgan State University 28.4%
*Minimum of 50 B.S. degrees awarded. 261 schools fit this criterion.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at
www.asee.org/colleges.



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