Girls and Women of Color In STEM

Navigating the Double Bind in K-12 Education

Edited by:
Barbara Polnick, Texas A&M University
Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University
Nahed Abdelrahman, Texas A&M University

A volume in the series: Research on Women and Education. Editor(s): Beverly Irby, Texas A&M University. Julia Ballenger, Texas A&M University, Commerce.

Published 2020

Though there has been a rapid increase of women’s representation in law and business, their representation in STEM fields has not been matched. Researchers have revealed that there are several environmental and social barriers including stereotypes, gender bias, and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities that continue to block women’s progress in STEM. In this book, the authors address the issues that encounter women of color in STEM in higher education.

Foreword, Sonia J. Garcia. Introduction, Beverly Irby, Barbara Polnick, Julia Ballenger, and Nahed Abdelrahman. Advancing Black Female and Latina Collegians in STEM: Mitigating Challenges Through STEM Enrichment Program Opportunities, Tonisha B. Lane, Melissa Soto, and Kyaien O’Conner. The Affordances and Constraints of Social Networks Among Latina Engineering Students, Erika Mein, Alberto Esquinca, Elsa Villa, and Angelica Monarrez. Challenges and Sources of Support for Latina Undergraduate and Graduate Students in STEM Disciplines, Liza Renee Lizcano and Rosalía Chávez Zárate. Closing Faculty Ranks: Black Women Mathematics Education Faculty Navigating Across Career Stages, Erika Bullock, Jacqueline Leonard, Joi Spencer, and Erica Walker. Colorful Portraits of Success: Black Women With Doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), Virginia C. Tickles and Krystal A. Foxx. “We Should All Help Each Other”: Latina Undergraduates Overcoming Barriers in Computing, Heather Thiry and Sarah Hug. How an African American Female Accomplishes Her Goals to Get to Higher Education, Solongo Chuluunbaatar. Life in the Double Bind: An Investigation of How the Experiences of African American Females Influence Their Performance in Freshman Chemistry, Natasha Hillsman Johnson. Making STEM Real for African American Female Preservice Science Teachers: Issues of Learning and Teaching in Science and Math Education Courses in Virginia, Clair Berube, Melva Grant, Patti Horne-Hastings, and SueAnn McKinney. About the Editors. About the Authors.