Women in Engineering: A Good Place To Be? by Ruth Carter

By Ruth Carter

This ebook concentrates on ladies in specialist engineering within the gentle of the expanding variety of girls getting into routinely masculine professions within the final twenty years. The e-book increases the query of even if the cost girls engineers pay for his or her luck is just too excessive.

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Prestigious university] and the fellows used to come over to our house to study and then Mother would feed them cinnamon buns and coffee, and 1 used to sit around under the dining room table and they would discuss 42 Women in Engineering problems and they didn't pay any attention to me because I was invisible, I was the kid sister, but I was listening. . He was the sort of role model. He went to [the local prestigious university] and I wanted to go [there] too, but they wouldn't admit women so I had to go to [another highranking university] which was 700 miles away.

I liked chemistry a lot in high school; I had a really good chemistry teacher and he was ... he had worked for the FBI in forensic chemistry and he had a lot of exciting stories. And I've always like pr~blem-solving, puzzles of that sort. I'm not really sure why I wanted to be a doctor; that kind of popped up in the last year of school. Oh, I knCilw! I took advanced The critical step 39 biology and I liked chemistry a lot so I was kind of thinking in terms of, you know, maybe biochemistry or artificial organs.

Anna's school, though good in other respects, was not geared to sending pupils to university, so she went on a residential course where she got careers advice. Valerie became aware of the possibilities of engineering through membership of her local branch of the British Association of Young Scientists, which ran careers conferences; subsequently she received support from her headteacher. Both Alice and Rebecca heard about the societies for professional women engineers, SWE and WES, almost by accident, but then acquired reliable careers advice from them.

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