The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 377–386 | Cite as

Participation, Performance, and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering: What is at Issue and Why

  • Mary Frank FoxEmail author
  • Carol Colatrella


Using multi-staged methods developed in this research for coding/analysis of interview data, this article portrays women’s reported experiences of participation, performance, and advancement in academic science and engineering in a major technological institution. The methods and findings have implications for understanding the complexity underlying women’s participation and performance, and for practices and policies to support advancement of women faculty, particularly those in research universities.


women science engineering participation performance 

JEL Classifications

I-23 L-39 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Policy, Center for Study of Women, Science and TechnologyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, and Center for Study of Women, Science and TechnologyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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