24 May '14, 2am

Why We Need More Women in #Engineering

My daughter, Adelyn, is a member of the engineering club at the community college she attends. Recently, she volunteered at a STEM Day event that the college held for local middle-school girls. She helped the girls build LEGO cars, make predictions about which cars would be fastest, and race the cars down a ramp. This was one of several hands-on workshops and presentations designed to encourage girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a father, I’m proud of my daughter for pursuing an engineering career, and for helping to bring other young women into the profession. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013 only 7.4% of mechanical engineers were women. As an engineer, I strongly believe that greater gender equity will benefit our profession, not only because our daughters deserve the same opportunities as our ...

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