19 April 2019
Create: Is the humanitarian angle missing from engineering’s public image?
This article is an interesting read.
“It’s an industry-wide and, indeed, global problem. Each year, 15 to 20 per cent of undergraduates in engineering faculties across Australia are females. But just 12 per cent of these students actually make it into the workforce. How do we increase women’s participation? And then how do we retain them in the sector? At Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB), it’s a wrong we’ve, uniquely, never needed to right.
….. A key conclusion was that involving women in humanitarian and social projects was a significant magnet in attracting them to engineering.”