A Barbie doll released last month seeks to spotlight women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Robotics Engineer Barbie is the latest career for the Mattel brand and aims to get girls interested in Engineering fields.
Ariel Christenson has several friends also nursing newborns and has met many more through an engineering working moms Facebook group. Her phone is filled with people who know all about the balancing act – motherhood and engineering. It’s a tight-knit
Facing career fears to get ahead was a central message of this year’s IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference. The annual event, which brought together nearly 1,000 women in technology including top executives at Intel and Qualcomm, was held
The "cubes” were the centre of attention at the Solingen Güterhallenfest art festival. Ten cubic frames built with item profiles were created to frame the artists’ installations. For more than ten years now, the art festival known as “Güterhallenfest” has been
Sometimes it’s the ideas that seem weird that ultimately produce the most fascinating results. Those were the days – if you grew up in the 1990s or had children at the right age back then, you’re bound to remember having crazy
Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space when she flew on the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. She made two shuttle flights, and later became a champion for science education and a role model
Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. Much has been written about why women in the field leave,
While women make up 46 percent of the overall workforce, women in STEM make up only 14 percent of American engineers. This statistic is up from 5.8 percent in the early 1980s, but it’s still surprisingly low compared to other