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Women in Engineering

How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.

How One Day Can Change the Game for Girls in STEM

Heather Robinett | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Heather Robinett

To give you an idea of how the day went, we assigned small groups of two or three girls to a volunteer, and put them in three larger groups that rotated together. After an initial presentation, the girls cycled through our STEM stations. One station was a brilliant introduction to coding called, "Hour of Code." In our follow-up survey, 93 percent said they were "moderately to extremely likely" to try more programming on their own or by taking classes in the future.

When the Going Gets Tough

Simran Baxendale | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Simran Baxendale

Courage is a difficult characteristic to possess. The courage to be different, the courage to succeed and even the courage to try something new and risk failure are all forces that govern our daily activities.

What's Up With 'Chicks and Science?'

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Gender bias is real and it is worse in engineering. Even engineering students rate average female professors more harshly than an average male professor.

For America's Future, Engineering Needs to Diversify

Linda Katehi | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Linda Katehi

With the bright science students we see at UC Davis, we know that bias is unfounded, and we have programs designed to help get young girls excited about science.

Why Most Of This College's Engineering Students Are Women

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology

In 2013, only 19 percent of fresh-faced college graduates with engineering degrees were women, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Researc...

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

Everything You Should Know About Applying to and Becoming an Engineering Major

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.

So You Want to Be an Engineer? How to Tell if This Is (or Is Not) a Good Idea

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

As a result, more and more students are declaring, "I want to be an engineer!" When I hear those words, I usually say something like, "That's great! Why do you think you want to do that?"

Engineering a Corporate Board Seat

Keven Bellows | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

Throughout her career, Debra L. Reed has been a champion for diversity. Under her leadership Sempra has achieved more diversity than any other utility in the country, with more women and people of color hired, trained and promoted.

Why Don't More Women Go to Hackathons?

Quora | Posted 03.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous user on Quora, You're going to have to take for word my background: I'm a female...

Is It Easier to Land an Internship at Google as a Female?

Quora | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Quora

On the surface, it seems like as women, we are more likely to get offers because these software companies want to hire women, but there are a ton of other factors coming into play here, and I would claim that in the end it might be harder as a woman.

You Can Engineer Your Dreams

Maria Lensing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Maria Lensing

Engineers are logical thinkers. They are problem solvers that are constantly thinking of ways to solve issues, to make things better. As a woman, I found that our tendency to think (and often over think) played nicely into engineering. Moreover, I met doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals that graduated with an engineering degree and became something else later on. That's the flexibility I wanted. It became clear to me that this degree was the perfect foundation to fulfill my dreams.

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

3 Challenges for Engineering in K-12

Cecilia Corral | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents
Cecilia Corral

An engineering curriculum is often thought of as a separate subject, but it doesn't have to be. The reality is that engineers may need psychologists, artists and writers to complement their skills and deliver a project.

Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Women's colleges provide an empowering environment for their STEM students. Disproving all the silly myths about women in science, these young women focus on what they want: the best possible environment to pursue their career dreams.

It's Just Not True That Women Are Bad At This

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women

One female mathematician is tired of people assuming that the lack of women in STEM fields is due to women just being worse at math and science than m...

Calling All Geek Girls: Join Our STEM Mentorship Program

Rebecca Searles | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Searles

Here at The Huffington Post, we believe a more diverse group of scientists in STEM is necessary for our nation to stay competitive, and push the boundaries of innovation. That's why we want to extend a digital helping hand to the future female leaders of STEM. Join us in our new STEM mentorship initiative, in which we connect high-school- and college-age girls with an interest in science and engineering to female leaders in these fields.

Do You Need a Different Mentor?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.11.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down to talk with Tracy Mack-Askew, a vehicle line manager and rising star at General Motors. Tracy had some wise words to share about how to find mentors and the mentorship mistake so many women make.

10 Questions for Women Who Make Cars in Detroit

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down with General Motors' Vehicle Line Manager Tracy Mack-Askew and Aerodynamic Development Lead Engineer Suzy Cody to talk with both women about what it's like to be a woman building cars in Detroit.

Recruiting and Supporting Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers

Wendy Pollack | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago
Wendy Pollack

Gender bias in STEM fields inhibits many talented women and girls from entering STEM careers, which keeps the U.S. from remaining economically competitive in the world.

Mae Jemison: Insights from a Barrier-Breaking Astronaut

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a dynamo with a great sense of humor and a long list of creds, including first African-American female astronaut to travel in ...