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Hi, my name is Rapunzel Amador-Lewis, P.E., M.ASCE, and I am a full-time practicing Civil Engineer in the building trades industry. I am also a doctoral candidate in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, conducting a research study as part of my dissertation. I am examining the impact of intersectional identities (i.e., gender, race/ethnicity, generational immigration status) on practicing engineers' perceptions of barriers, strategies, and leadership influences in implementing an inclusive engineering culture. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).You (or someone you know) are cordially invited to participate in the study.If you agree, you are invited to:
Participation in this study is entirely voluntary. Your identity as a participant will remain confidential at all times during and after the study.
If you would like to participate in the survey, please begin the survey via the link below.
Suppose you would like to participate in the follow-up interview. In that case, there is an opportunity to provide your contact information at the end of the survey. Or, please feel free to email or call me at the contact information below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at amadorle@... or 209.300.3358
Link to Information Sheet for Exempt Studies: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ma1PdACPd-PYqWhu2oepaja67W5DqpNa/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=103604279797632953997&rtpof=true&sd=trueLink to begin the survey: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_243PA58WJF23R0qThank you in advance for your participation.
Rapunzel Amador-Lewis, P.E.Doctoral Candidate - Rossier School of EducationUniversity of Southern California
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at <maskemail>amadorle@...</maskemail> or 209.300.3358
Would you please help me share this post with your friends in the Civil Engineering profession?The American Society of Civil Engineers' #ASCE report card graded America's aging infrastructure a C+. As the nation plans to start rebuilding our nation's infrastructure, we now must focus on the shortage of Civil Engineers as we struggle to recruit and retain them.
While my study's focus is on the traditionally marginalized practicing Civil Engineers, my hope is that the results will give me a better understanding of how they build resilience in the industry, and to share these insights with the world. The goal is to find the needed systemic change to create an inclusive engineering culture, ultimately leading to strengthening the civil engineering pipeline.
I made great strides in my research study in the month of November. However, I'm still short of participants and extending the survey through the end of the year.
I understand this is a busy time for all so I'm only pleading for 10 minutes of your time to make a profound impact. Thanks in advance for your kind participation (see the original post containing the link to the survey).