2015 PEP Fellow Nilanjana Dasgupta's research on how female mentors benefit young women engineering majors is covered in Forbes

A columnist writing in Forbes about how to get diversity right cites recent research by Nilanjana Dasgupta, 2015 PEP Fellow, 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.