2018

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Emily Wells

I had a wonderful childhood and through the opportunities that I experienced growing up and the love and support of my parents, I never felt the need to look back when I started to have an interest in mathematics. However, that is a story unlike many other young...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Chengxi Li

Enthusiasm: Why STEM? Every woman should want to be an independent one. My previous major in master degree is Math. My current major is computer science in PhD degree. A lot of girls asked me: why you choose so hard areas. My answer is: I want to know the most core...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Richelle Jones

What do you think can be done to improve representation of women in STEM fields? Improved representation of women In science, technology, engineering and engineering relatedfields will not happen until we have a culture change. Men have to change the way they think...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Sofie Taylor

In NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, only a quarter of the students are female. This proportion is relatively high for large engineering departments. I will be studying at University College Cork in Ireland next semester. Out of curiosity,...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Alanna Morris

Today, women are greatly underrepresented within STEM related fields and professions.If we plan to advance in the evolution of STEM, this demographic needs to change. Roughly half the world’s population is female and so it may be confusing as to why so few pursue...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Alice Bian

Last semester, I took a course on the modern-day boy culture crisis. I’ve always been aware that many boys struggle to balance hypermasculinity and vulnerability, but hearing aloud the experiences of my male peers really humanized their internal conflicts. I realized...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Dorina Voynov

I will be focusing on the idea of improving the representation of women in STEM fields by encouraging young females to explore STEM subjects. This would result in a future where women in STEM fields are competent, and confident in representing newer generations of...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Allison Yao

I’m an electrical engineering student and the women I meet in my field are some of the most intelligent and amazing people I’ve met. The gender gap in STEM fields is a huge problem, but if we start changing the way we think, we’d get even more amazing women working in...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Ariana Cobb

Growing up is difficult. Want to know something else that's even harder? Finding out what you want to do as a career! As a child I never truly knew what I wanted to be when I was growing up, the things I had to look up to were Power Rangers, and Scooby Doo. While...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Jessica Landon

As a woman and feminist currently pursuing an engineering degree, I’ve always been aware of the imbalance between men and women in STEM fields. However, it wasn’t until I was hired as an engineering intern at a local manufacturing plant that it became clear to me just...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Carmen Dyck

      In my elementary and middle schools, STEM subjects were not surrounded by a vibe that anyone would label as “fun.” Sure, the schools tried to encourage them—“Engineers are the people who make the world work!”—but they treated STEM...