Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Characterizing Female Populations in Non-traditional Majors"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
Social sciences, career decisions, gender issues
Project Description:
Determine the current characteristics and demographics of female students and faculty in non-traditional majors. Determine career-decision influences through survey or questionnaires.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will be involved in all stages of the project including identification of available data and data collection instruments; identification of additional data to be collected and design or adapt an instrument for that purpose; and developing a plan to regularly collect and analyze the data.
Related Website(s):
http://www.tech.purdue.edu/student_life/diversity/index.cfm
Desired Qualifications:
1 minimum GPA of 3.0 2 completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college courses 3 completed at least one college statistics/math course 4 willing to complete human subjects online training, if needed 5 proficiency with Microsoft Office tools a plus
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Magana, Alejandra
Deptartment/College:
Computer and Information Technology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Alejandra Magana
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Mary Johnson
Deptartment/College:
Aviation Technology / Technology
Name:
Daphene Koch
Deptartment/College:
Building Construction Management / Technology