FEMGINEERS: A Podcast inspired by “Engineering Ethics as an Expert-Guided and Socially Situated Activity” Project
The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology have been observing engineering student project groups working on their senior design projects (SDP) for the “Engineering Ethics as an Expert-Guided and Socially Situated Activity” project. There are fewer female than male engineering students, so only a couple of teams during our two-year study had more women than men. During the observations, we have noticed that these teams seemed to have unique characteristics such as more socially empathetic implicit understanding. There might be a micro-culture that makes these characteristics prevalent in teams with women members. Inspired by this idea, we started a podcast project to explore this micro-culture of women engineering students.
- “Femgineers” is a podcast project to let the voice of women engineers be heard to the public.
- “Femgineers” aims to provide an outlet for women engineering students to express their ideas and concerns, and to explore women engineering students’ micro-culture.
- Any interested women engineering students can participate in recording podcasts about their thought, visions, stories, and other issues.
- “Femgineers” is run by The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology (http://www.utdallas.edu/c4v/) at UT Dallas and presented by the Creative Disturbance podcast platform run by SciArt Lab at UT Dallas (http://creativedisturbance.org).
You can listen to the “Femgineers” podcast here: FEMGINEERS