Coffee-cubicle/work-dinner-bed: Repeat x 5Pfff….try again! There is so much more to Eng life than working. Newsflash! Engineers are people too, they like things and stuff and things and stuff just like everyone else!
This AAUW report proposes that success in STEM subjects is relatively equal in girls and boys, suggesting that our focus should be instead on increasing girls’ exposure to engineering. This report provides specific suggestions for changing the mindset of female students that will be useful to parents, teachers, professors and administrators. These include suggestions on: […]
Exposure to positive images of scientists and engineers improves the odds of students having high degree and career aspirations, as well as a higher commitment to career. Further, positive attitudes toward gender and racial equality, as well as positive classroom experiences, also improved the odds of students’ having high degree aspirations. The article also concludes […]
College students, especially women, overwhelmingly demonstrate negativity toward math and science. This paper suggests that women who more heavily associate math with male stereotypes tend to respond to math more negatively. Because there is a disconnect between the way women see themselves (feminine) and the way they see math (not-feminine), even those who select math-intensive […]
This paper suggests that girls’ negative response to STEM is based on the beliefs and attitudes about femininity that they have internalized. By the time they hit middle school, girls seem to believe that there is a disconnect between femininity and skill in math. Girls feel that they must either opt out of femininity or […]
Over the last 2 months I’ve been part of a Youth Think Tank to investigate why less than 20% of engineering students are female, and to create a website that talks about engineering in way that’s actually appealing to teenagers. Because of my experience, I have a few insights I’d like to share with you […]
Over the last 2 months I’ve been part of a youth think tank to investigate why less than 20% of engineering students are female, and to create a website that talks about engineering in a way that’s actually interesting for teenagers. Because of my experience, I have a few insights I’d like to share with […]
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This TED Talk is about a haptography, which combines tough technology with photography, so you can potentially feel what you’re looking at on a screen.
In this TED Talk, Arthur Ganson beautifully shows the artistry and beauty of intricate engineering through his moving sculptures.
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