The image of engineering as a masculine profession has reproduced the perception that engineering is unsuitable for women. Various strategies have been used to try to increase the number of women entering engineering education and employment, but their success has been limited. This study will provide explicit insights to the problems encountered by the female engineers from Asia. This study will help Asian women engineers’ aspiring careers in American engineering industries to understand the real-life scenario in terms of employment in the USA. It will also help the employers to acknowledge the problems faced by the female engineers and incorporate the necessary changes in their industries. The purpose of this study is to investigate the job search experience of Asian female students pursuing advanced degrees in Engineering technology in American universities. The study will focus on the issues encountered by Asian women engineers during their search for full-time employment in the American IT industry. Owing to the immense variety of cultural and social settings, these women are usually faced with unfamiliar situations and added emotional stress. The study will be conducted under the qualitative methodology and ethnographic case study design. This study involves interviewing two study groups of 10 students each from Pittsburg State University and Kansas State University. Each study group consists of 10 Asian female graduate students between ages 22-28 pursuing a graduate degree with an IT major. The study will focus on possible typical scenarios in terms of employment search in the American IT industry.
Bashetty, Nikhila and Goris, Tatiana, "Asian Women in STEM Industry" (2019). Posters. 48.