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New Study on Girls in Engineering to Begin

Girls in EngineeringFewer 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.

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Online Mentors for Engineering Students

MentorNet2Want 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.

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Online Engineering Mentors Sought

MentorNetMentorNet, 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.

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A Long Way, Baby? Maybe.

Women's HistoryJust 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.

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Feature: Geek Girl Pride

Geek GirlSoftware 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.

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Students’ Summer: Women in Engineering, U. Dayton. July 10-15, 2011

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.

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Conference: Women in Engineering, UMaryland, Feb. 26, 2011

A. James Clark School of EngineeringThe Women in Engineering Program at the University of Maryland will hold the 2011 DREAM Conference for girls in grades 11 and 12 on February 26, 2011, welcoming over 300 participants to the University of Maryland campus for a series of workshops, forums, demonstrations and discussions to ignite interest in engineering.

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Event: Girl Day at UT-Austin, Feb. 26, 2011

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Families and educators are encouraged to join their students at UT for an afternoon of engineering fun. Girl Day gives 1st through 8th grade students a chance to have fun doing grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities; meet students, professors and engineers from industry; and see what it’s like to be an engineer. Date: Feb. 26, 2011.

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Program: YOU@UT – Girls at UT Austin. Oct. 11, 2010

YOUT YOU@UT is a program for high school senior women to discover how engineering can impact the world and benefit society. Register for the Oct. 11 or Nov. 6, 2010 event now!

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