Changing the Culture and Attitude: Supporting Women Studying Mining Engineering
摘要：Attracting and retaining women studying STEM fields can be difficult, but even more so in very male-dominated industries such as mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, and mining engineering. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is an engineering and science research university located in the state of South Dakota, United States of America. Researchers at the university have developed a program, funded by a NSF S-STEM grant, which provides financial support, mentoring, and programmatic activities to approximately 30 female students. In this paper, we will discuss curriculum changes, e.g., classroom environment, project-based learning, made by the program’s mining engineering faculty. We will also present lessons learned and ideas for future curriculum modifications.
The 29th SOMP Annual Meeting and Conference on Mines of the Future （SOMP 2018）