Women in Engineering

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Engineering is a field dominated by men in today's society, for many reasons. When people think about engineering they think about men with glasses and never does a women come to mind. However, there have been many studies on the skills that keep women out of engineering as a career yet there is no proof that women cannot or do not possess the skills needed to be a successful engineer. Therefore, it is thought and stereotyped that women do not have the skills to have an engineering career. Due to the studies and stereotypes the questions then arise as to what makes a good engineer. Many have the same response to the question but not one skill can a women not posses. Women are stereotyped as being dumb just because they are pretty. If a women is not considered pretty she is often thought of as being a smarter than a pretty women . Over all the stereotypes there are some women who have beat the odds. These Women who do have the skills to enter into the field face bias everyday in the field because they are women not because they lack in the required skills. Unfortunately, these reasons that keep women from entering the field of engineering. There have been organizations that spend their time encouraging women to enter into engineering. The Organizations and societies have become so strong and so persuasive that even the company that makes Barbie is coming out with a computer engineering Barbie to attract young girls into the field. The push from the organizations and the drive of the women for success has helped some women to make a breakthrough in the field. Those few women who have overcome many challenges and obstacles in the field have to prove themselves to be looked at with even the slightest bit of respect. These women who ma...

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... if they are. Not only when they have the interest be as a little girl playing with her toy Barbie that says, "math is hard". Research could be done on the math ability of women compared to men. On the contrary, women have groups to encourage them to enter into the field. The groups show that even though women are pushed out of the field they must be important because the societies and organizations exist. Why is it that women are being so strongly pushed out just to be pulled back in by the organization, it's because they are an important aspect to the field. The women who have the drive to enter into the field make huge strides and positive impacts on the field. Over all women may not be what is thought of when talking about engineering, but the women who go through the hardship make a huge impact of the field, causing their existence in the field to be important.
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