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We Need More Female Engineers… and That’s the Truth

The statistics of women in engineering is quite alarming.

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More Female Engineers Please.

According to the US Department of Commerce, women hold only around 24 percent of the STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics jobs in the USA. When compared to the other jobs that women hold, it accounts to around 48 percent of all jobs in the country. It has also been noted that only 20 percent of women in the country have bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, and computer science. This is also one of the reasons for backlog in the field of new technology innovation.

We need more female engineers (Source: University of Washington)

Throughout the country, the experts are commenting that the women are the minorities in the field of STEM. This is what is hampering the country’s ability to develop new arenas of addressing technological and scientific challenges. Gradually, there are universities, colleges, and educational institutions that are encouraging female students to take part in studies and career related to STEM disciplines.

We need more female engineers (Source: UCL Engineering)

Are you planning to get into engineering? You’d be making a positive change in the scenario of female versus male engineers. Even though the total number of female engineers in the United States has increased, there is still a big difference in the ratio of men vs women engineers, and serious efforts are being made to bridge that gap.

There is also a serious dearth of female role models in engineering. Having role models in the field of engineering will encourage more girls to accept the field of study and to be engineers.

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We need more female engineers (Source: Newcastle University)

If engineering ideas need to reach the common mass, it is very important to promote female role models in the field. This will in turn curb the fears of women to enter the field of engineering. According to the experts, there is a sufficient number of women in the fields of medical and law. So, why are women lagging behind in engineering? If they try, they definitely can compete with men in this field as well

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