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Abstract Title: Exclusionary fields or departments?: undergraduate degrees for women of color
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: Women of Color have been historically excluded from STEM fields, particularly in physics, mathematics, and computer science.  How do these fields compare on a departmental level?  We looked for correlations among the fraction of degrees earned by women of color in physics, math, and computer science among 1500 US institutions of higher learning using IPEDS data from 2008 to 2020.  After normalizing for institutional racial and gender demographics, we sought correlational institutional characteristics (e.g. size, location, Carnegie classification, etc)  to determine whether departmental practices or institutional characteristics were more likely to exclude women of color from these degrees. In this talk we discuss both institutional characteristics and intra-institutional inter-field correlations to suggest that all three disciplines are separately and especially bad at graduating women of color, even above and beyond their institutional racial and gender demographics.
Session Time: Poster Session 2
Poster Number: II-6

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Katelynn Hubenig
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66502
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jessica R Changstrom (she/her), Kansas State University,
Angela Johnson (she/her), St. Mary's College of Maryland,
Apriel Hodari (she/her), Eureka Scientific,
Eleanor C. Sayre (she/her), Kansas State University