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  1. The current study utilized the intersectionality theory to analyze microaggressions towards engineering undergraduate underrepresented gender and racial minority students. In this study, participants were sampled from intersecting identity groups (Asian female, Asian male, Black female, Black male, Hispanic female, Hispanic male, White female) at two institutional settings: 1) a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and 2) a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). The study’s analysis examined microaggressions in the context of undergraduate engineering programs at both sites, an HBCU and a PWI. The results suggested that a higher frequency of microaggressions took place at the PWI than the HBCU. The most frequentlymore »identified microaggressions included disjointed race and gender dialogue, hidden language, projected stereotypes, an ascription of intelligence, silence, and marginalization. The paper aims to increase awareness of the prevalence and varying types of microaggressions experienced between the sites. These results may influence policies and educational practices to meet the needs of underrepresented minority students in engineering. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (1828172 and 1828559). “Collaborative Research: An Intersectional Perspective to Studying Microaggressions in Engineering Programs”.« less
  2. Microaggressions are widespread in engineering but have received limited attention from engineering education scholars. This research presents the current state of literature on microaggressions and emphasizes the need to adopt an intersectionality perspective to studying mciroaggressions. The research presents a review of the literature including the (1) study context, (2) study methods, (3) study objectives, (4) microaggressions outcomes and (5) microaggressions types using data from 45 journal articles. Data analysis included coding of the journal articles to identify major themes representing different forms of microaggressions. The current results show that the research studying microaggressions using an intersectional lens is limited.more »This research contributes to improved understanding regarding microaggressions by identifying the gaps within existing literature on microaggressions. Practically, this research increases the visibility of subtle negative behaviors that engineering minority groups experience and their importance for students’ success and persistence.« less