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Women and BIPOC in Aerospace: Where Did They Come From and How Did They Get Here?


Yother, T. L., & Lucietto, A. M., & Umberger, G., & Johnson, M. E. (2021, July), Women and BIPOC in Aerospace: Where Did They Come From and How Did They Get Here? Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/38104


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Assessing Intuition Used Among Undergraduate Engineering Technology and Engineering Students


Cai Shi, M., & Azevedo, T. M., & Lucietto, A. M. (2021, July), Assessing Intuition Used Among Undergraduate Engineering Technology and Engineering Students Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36708

This study employs inferential statistics to compare engineering technology and engineering undergraduate students in their use of intuition. Anecdotal evidence shows that these students often utilize intuition to solve problems, suggesting that they use past knowledge to guide their intuition. This study's findings provide evidence that these students use intuition, and engineering technology and engineering students report using intuition in similar ways.



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Minority Graduates in Engineering Technology: Trends in Choice of Major


Kuleshov, Y. A., & Rada, E., & Lucietto, A. M. (2021, July), Minority Graduates in Engineering Technology: Trends in Choice of Major Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37510

The paper presents a demographic analysis of college graduates in engineering technology (ET). The paper intends to investigate the graduates’ background, population, and choice of major.

Graduates in engineering technology are a much smaller population than those found in other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Little publishing exists about who they are and how long it took to pursue their degree while examining other available demographic data. The delineation of this paper does not include computer science and computer technology programs. Several opinions exist about who these students are, where they come from, and what interests them. The paper presents a view of existing data of the most extensive undergraduate engineering technology programs at a Midwestern university. The authors aimed to clarify a number of these opinions and determine if further study is warranted, mainly providing direction and form of that future work. The authors built their conclusions on the processed data results in such categories as basic demographics, gender, ethnicity, program changes, and graduation majors.

The authors analyzed the University-provided demographics data as reported by college graduates in engineering technology. The authors established gender and ethnic patterns and then addressed two research questions. The authors used ethnicity as a lens to explore the undergraduate experiences of female and minority graduates in engineering technology. The first research question allowed the authors to establish the proportion of engineering technology graduates' ethnicities and compare it to the proportion of ethnicities in the United States population. The development of a response to the second research question uses ethnicity as a lens, investigating how female ET students navigate and establish their major while focusing on representation in their respective ethnic groups.

Future research can include examining the data for insight into who applies for funding, scholarships, and other means to support themselves while pursuing a degree in technology. The paper provides the readers with the foundational elements to further explore the engineering technology student population and determine what funding or financial needs may encourage more students to pursue a degree in engineering technology. Using this more extensive institutional database will provide a means to further our understanding of student perception, needs, and those factors that influence their education decisions at a bachelor's degree level. The result of this work will begin to lead educators and administrators in their quest to diversify and increase student populations in engineering technology.


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Advancing High School STEM Education: for Engineering Technology


Lucietto, A. M., & Akdere, M. (2020, June), Advancing High School STEM Education: Implications for Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34097


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Diversity in Engineering Technology Students


Dell, E., & Lucietto, A., & Cooney, E., & Russell, L., & Schott, E. (2019, February), Diversity in Engineering Technology Students Paper presented at 2019 CIEC, New Orleans, LA. https://strategy.asee.org/31497


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STEM Educators: Who Are They?


Lucietto, A. M., & Russell, L. A. (2018, June), STEM Educators: Who Are They? Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30988

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