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Abstract Title: Muslim Women Physicists’ Career Choice; Investigating the Effect of Culture
Abstract: The under-representation of women in physics and engineering has been a matter of concern in the United States for decades. For example, women constitute approximately 20% of undergraduate physics degree recipients in the US. This is while several Muslim majority countries have the highest rates of women's participation in physics and engineering. To understand and build a model of cultural factors that lead to developing a physics identity for women, we conducted several interviews with female physicists who were educated in Muslim majority countries and are now faculty at universities in the US. The interviews revealed differences in what is considered gender appropriate as well as differences in physics culture in Muslim majority countries and the US.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A11

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Saeed Moshfeghyeganeh
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St
VH 165
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 3057669327
and Co-Presenter(s)
Zahra Hazari, Florida International University

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