2015 PEP Fellow Nilanjana Dasgupta’s research on how female peer mentors help retain women engineering majors is cited in the Philadelphia Tribune and CNN Tech

A news story in The Philadelphia Tribune and CNN Tech cites a recent study by 2015 PEP Fellow Nilanjana Dasgupta and her doctoral student Tara C. Dennehy that found that early in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident about their ability, a greater sense of belonging in engineering, more motivated and less anxious if they had a female, but not male, peer mentor. At the end of the first college year, a remarkable 100 percent of women students mentored by advanced female peers were still in engineering majors, Dasgupta says. Read more here.