2015 PEP Fellow Nilanjana Dasgupta's study on how women mentors help female engineering students is covered in Control Engineering

A study by 2015 PEP Fellow Nilanjana Dasgupta and her doctoral student Tara C. Dennehy at UMass Amherst, covered in Control Engineering, 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.