Young women in engineering can be encouraged to stay on track with a little help

07/18/2013 |

Young women motivated to become engineers may be discouraged by many university programs that demand a freshman year of basics only loosely related to engineering and then encounter a highly competitive and male-dominated environment after that, according to participants in an ASME Decision Point Dialogue. One possible solution is providing advisers and mentors who can help guide these students and provide role models as they move forward in their educations and careers.

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