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2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Avery Dechief

Why women are continuously unrepresented in the STEM industry seems to be a question as old as time. This gender separation begins at a young age in a child’s life, sometime before they are born, the nursery may be filled with dolls for baby girls, and boys get cars,...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Danielle Brown

Women in STEM: Solving the Representation Issue Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama once said “when women of colour aren’t given the opportunity to live up to their God given potential we all lose out on their talents” which directly applies...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Olivia Jaenicke

Improving representation of women in STEM fields starts with inspiring young girls when they are taking their first advanced science and math classes. As an aspiring mechanical engineer, I hope to focus on increasing the number of young women who study engineering in...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Eunice Nwaobi

Consumer culture incessantly rebrands and sells the outdated lie that women don’t belong in STEM, and the Lego Industry is one of its most honourable tools. It’s hard to believe colourful building blocks could dramatically taint a young girl’s perception. But at six...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Yan Li

Diversity is very important to an institute, as well as a research group, since this society consists of various cultural and ethnic groups. Academia is to society what seed is to harvest. The increment of female professors in STEM at universities (or colleges) could...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Yushi Wang

Although the society has always been trying to balance the number of male and female in the STEM fields, gender segregation is still a big issue. Promoting gender-balance is not only for bringing feminine perspectives to the engineering problems but also for the...

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Liz Furniss

The representation of women in STEM fields has increased over the past few years, however the number of women in areas such as engineering, physics and computer science are still far behind. In 2009 only 24% of STEM related positions in the U.S were held by women....

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Essay – Rose McCarver

The best part about college is in being surrounded by like minds.My first Mechanical Engineering class had only a few women in it, so we joined forces, with three of us forming a team. Even if the class was mostly male, having these two kindred engineering spirits...

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...