How to Attract Female Engineers (NYT)

This New York Times (NYT) article (op-ed) confirms my thoughts on some of the factors that may make women consider engineering: if the content of the (discipline) work itself is made more societally meaningful, women will enroll in droves. The author describes several initiatives in universities in the US where this approach is working.

Whether my female engineering colleagues in some parts of the world like it or not it women are natural problem solvers and seem to be drawn to engineering projects that attempt to achieve societal good. And I am proud to be one of them!