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Encouraging Young Women to Become Engineers
Posted by Alison Trost on February 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM.

Today’s National Engineering Week event is “Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.” To find an event near you click here.

 

Now in its eighth year, the program reaches out to girls in grades K-12 with positive messages about engineering careers and math and science education. The basis of the program is to provide girls with mentors that can aid them in the decision to become engineers and increase the number of women in the workforce. Currently only 20% of engineering undergraduates are women and only 10% of the engineering workforce are women.

 

Engineers Week was created by the National Society of Professional Engineers to raise public awareness of the importance of the engineering profession. The program reaches out to schools, businesses and community groups across the U.S. emphasizing the education that is necessary for becoming an engineer.

 

For information on events still to come in the 2010 Engineers Week, click here.


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