Women in engineering have gone as far back as 400 CE (Hypatia of Alexandria is credited with inventing the hydrometer) and have continued to make strides in agricultural, environmental, biomedical, structural, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. Now with famous toys like GoldieBlox, little girls are getting exposure earlier in life to the amazing world of engineering!

 

Here's how NASCAR's top female engineer is giving back to her native Puerto Rico

“Colón oversees the engineers who test the engines and designs for the NASCAR drivers. “I fell in love with drag racing and I didn’t realize at the time that I was the first female, the first Latin American,” said Colón, who describes herself as a “worker bee” who is aware of her pioneering role.”

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Here's how NASCAR's top female engineer is giving back to her native Puerto Rico

 

Podcast: Women Executives in Engineering - Karen Beale of IBM

“As part of our Women Executives in Engineering series, FY19 SWE President Penny Wirsing interviews Karen Beale of IBM who has attended eXXec, SWE’s executive leadership training program.”

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Podcast: Sabina Nawaz on Courageous Leadership

 

30-year-old Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT

“When Mareena Robinson Snowden walked across the commencement stage at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on June 8th, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the storied university.”

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Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT. 

 

How A Mars 2020 Engineer Started Her Career Later In Life

“When Melony Mahaarachchi interviewed at SpaceX in 2010, she was asked a question that would make most candidates go into panic mode: “We hire rock stars at SpaceX. You just presented a failed project. How do you expect us to think you’re a rock star?”

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Israeli Army Looks to Integrate Women Into Its Combat Engineering Corps

“The Israel Defense Forces combat engineering corps is looking into how women can be better integrated into combat roles which, until now, have only been filled by men.”

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Women soldiers preparing for training exercise.

National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine

“We have compiled this directory of statistical sources to serve as a resource for discussions of women in science and engineering. Although these data highlight the success women have had in increasing the number of degrees earned by women in science and engineering, it also shows how this success has yet to be completely translated into the S&E workforce. As with all data, it is important to look for true trends. For example, when all the S&E disciplines are aggregated, it is easy to overlook both the advances in education attainment women have made in the life sciences, as well as the continuing challenges women face in some of the physical sciences and engineering fields. To avoid this, we have tried to include data analyzed by field of study whenever possible.”

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