Seeing is believing, but what about hearing? To encourage more girls to go into STEM fields, the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has developed On The Air, an online radio series featuring stories of fascinating women scientists, engineers, and educators.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, 2012, the American Association for Engineering Education presents these milestones for U.S. women in engineering. Notable examples include Elizabeth Bragg, the first woman to earn an engineering degree, Arminta Harness, the first woman to become an engineer in the U.S. Air Force, and Eleanor Baum, the first female dean of an engineering school in the U.S.
Fewer than 18 percent of engineering undergrads are female. In an attempt to find the best ways to bring more women to the field, Arizona State University (ASU) education specialist Tirupalavanam Ganesh will soon begin a study of sixth grade girls as they explore hands-on learning experiences focused on engineering.
Want to help your graduating seniors succeed in engineering and science majors? MentorNet, an award-winning online program available on more than 100 campuses, matches women and underrepresented students in engineering and science with mentors in industry and academia.
MentorNet, an award-winning online program that matches thousands of women and underrepresented students in engineering each year with mentors in industry and academia, is accepting new campus and corporate partners as well as volunteer mentors in all science and engineering disciplines.
Just in time for Women’s History Month, the White House presented the first report on the status of American women since the Eleanor Roosevelt Commission prepared one for President Kennedy. Men still out earn women by $1 to 75 cents. However, fields like computer science and engineering enjoy the narrowest gaps.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale, pioneered computer programming languages, discovered the first computer “bug,” and retired as the Navy’s highest ranking, longest-serving female officer in history. They even named a naval destroyer after her.
Software engineer Sarah Blow enlists other female techies in events to promote engineering girl power. Thus was born Girl Geek Dinners, a networking organization for women in technology that’s since gone global.
This six-day residential program at University of Dayton, July 10-15, introduces high school women, grades 10-12 to career opportunities in engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering through classroom activities and participatory experiments. The young women enjoy an evening of Dinner with an Engineer and hear from professional women engineers ready to share and willing to encourage. One day of camp is spent at a sponsoring industry observing engineers. Rising sophomores through seniors. Cost:$475. Application Deadline: June 1, 2011.