Gender disparities in engineering are a problem, CU Boulder researchers offer a solution
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A new paper published by University of Colorado researchers found that female engineers are more likely to ask questions to gain information, and they’re likely to ask those questions of other women.
While not surprising, the findings reflect a disadvantage for women when it comes to professional growth in the male-dominated field of engineering.
The paper—published in the Journal of Management in Engineering (JME) and co-authored by Professor Amy Javernick-Will, of construction engineering, and Tony Tong, of the Leeds School of Business—dissected what role gender plays in knowledge accessibility amongst engineers.
Read the Research Brief on The Conversation: For engineers, asking for help at work is influenced by gender