Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Increasing the Pipeline for Female Engineering Students

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new program, called Advancing Women in Engineering, to encourage the development and support of women engineering students, and to increase the support system for middle school and high school girls who think engineering would be a cool career to pursue.

As we've mentioned previously on the blog, supporting, hiring and promoting women who are interested in careers in the math, engineering and science fields is a challenge that many schools are still struggling with. It sounds like this program is a step in the right direction.