SWE Magazine / Volume 67 Number 2 / State of Women in Engineering 2021

Feature Article

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Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2020 Literature

SWE’s assessment of the most significant social science research from 2020 offers insights and analysis, plus recommendations for future study and interventions that might, finally, lead to greater gender equity in STEM.

The underrepresentation of women in engineering and other technical fields remains the subject of extensive research. Engineers, social scientists, and educators continue to examine the potential reasons for this underrepresentation and to propose interventions.

> Opening Thoughts

By Anne Perusek
Director of Editorial and Publications
Exploring and conducting research and engaging with public policy, as we do in the State of Women in Engineering issue, are key to fulfilling SWE’s mission, and we encourage readers to join us in these efforts.

> Final Words

By Heather Doty, FY21 SWE President and
Karen Horting, CAE, Executive Director and CEO
This year’s issue brings you our 20th annual literature review, along with articles focusing on two areas of significant impact: the global pandemic and policy changes brought by the new administration in the U.S.

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