Western Engineering Outreach’s summer staff team talk about their experience leading engineering summer camp.
You asked, we answered. And guess what? We know a lot. Below you can find out what we as a group have said. Not to brag, but it’s pretty good stuff.
We asked female engineering students why they think more girls aren’t going into engineering.
The YTT asked girls how they develop confidence and here are the top 10 things they said: Encouragement from friends (inside and outside of school) Encouragement from parents Exposure to healthy gender norms (in activities, media and community) Feeling that you are accepted Figuring out how not to care what […]
“No one thought that they’d be able to build a bridge there (because of the depth of the sea, the make-up of the sea bed, the winds and earthquakes, etc.)”
“Both female and male engineers, scientists etc. can be kind, or nurturing, or emotional or outgoing – or not at all.”
“There is so much more to engineering than building bridges! Engineering IS a bridge.”
“A quality that enables them to see beyond shades of black and white, and break away from the norm”
“They rely more on memorization than actual knowledge.”
“I can’t wait for that away-from-home experience”
“If I was freer from gender stereotypes, I would not be afraid of intimidating other women, or being perceived as a threat.”