Dr. Monique Ross is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences and STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, and a doctoral degree in Engineering Education from Purdue University. She has eleven years of experience in industry as a software engineer. Her research interests focus on broadening participation in computer science and engineering through the exploration of: 1) race, gender, and identity; and 2) discipline-based education research (with a focus on computer science and computer engineering courses) in order to inform pedagogical practices that garner interest and retain women and minorities in computer-related engineering fields.
This presentation was designed to reinforce the benefits of minority engineering programs (MEP) to Black women in engineering as well as engage in a discussion on how to support students’ development of skills identified as critical to prolonged engagement in engineering. The findings of an empirical study exploring the experiences of Black women in engineering […]