Iran Bans Women from Engineering

For the coming academic year, 36 Iranian universities have closed 77 academic fields to women, including the many disciplines of engineering. How can we help the women in Iran who want to study engineering?

Supplemental K-12 Engineering Education

Engineers make a world of difference and help shape our future, and our future depends on us working together to increase the participation of women in engineering. As early as elementary school, students can begin to learn basic principles of engineering such as the design process, incorporate engineering habits of mind – which are essentially […]

Giant Leaps for Mankind

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong, who passed away on 8/25/2012 at 82, is an alum of Purdue University. As a non-traditional PhD student, I never felt the need to connect to Purdue, like I did during my younger years attracted to Texas Collegiate Football. But yesterday, when I […]

Women’s Engineering University, India

India Today 8/24/12 posts that the Delhi government is planning to launch an all-women university for engineering education in the city, likely to be titled: Women’s Institute for Engineering University. According to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, the advantages of single-sex education are (i) expanded educational opportunity, (ii) custom-tailored learning and instruction and (iii) […]

Equipping an Army

The mission of the High Tech High Heels Speakers Bureau is to inspire and encourage middle school and high school students, especially the under-represented, to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. On 8/14 and 8/22, Meagan Ross facilitated the inaugural training workshops, an effort to “Equip an Army” of volunteers to go forth […]

Engineering is a Woman’s World!

Engineering is a Woman’s World! — or at least it can and should be. Family and friends send me articles like this more often than I wish was necessary. This article was published in the Jacksonville, FL paper on August 5, 2012. The title bodly declares that “Engineering still a man’s world.” Do I disagree? […]

Chocolate-covered Broccoli? Not the Roominate!

Making a toy pink or shaped like an animal is not a sure fire way to attract young women, though the toy makers have tried. If a girl doesn’t like the toy, or if our culture tells a young female that she shouldn’t like a toy based on gender stereotypes, making assumptions on what is […]

Diversity Strategies for STEM

STEM Pathways for All Students, & Linking STEM Careers to Student Work Values: Meagan Ross will be presenting these two workshops at the CTEEC Annual Conference in Tulsa 9/13/12.

Women’s Colleges in Crisis?

Why are there women’s colleges, and do we still need them? An article by USA Today (8/17) authors explain that, “Started in the mid-19th century, women’s colleges in the U.S. opened to level the educational playing field for women who couldn’t otherwise get a college education. Recent Census figures show that more women have undergraduate and […]

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