20. Girl. College Student. Mechanical Engineering. Science and Math lover.
Most of the things here are NOT made by me. If it is I will specify and if you see something that you made don't hesitate to ask me to add your credits. In the vast world of the internet those things seem hard to come by.
lostinaerospace asked: Yeah, I'm in my first semester and I already feel the gender gap. I notice I'm the only girl in the lab or whatever. It's kind of funny, I don't really mind. And it sucks your school doesn't have aero. :(
Sometimes it has it has it perks (especially for being hired, companies are encouraged to have a certain amount of gender diversity) and sometimes it has its downsides (boys seem to think they are smarter than girls for some reason…). Good luck with your first semester! Finals are almost here, you can do it!
lostinaerospace asked: Saw a question about this, so I figured I'd join in. My engineering college is 20% female. My department (aero) is like 11%. BME and IOE have the most females by far. Probably followed by civil and chem.
I think it differs in each school. According to ASEE the percentage of women in engineering is 18% but it definitely varies from school to school and major to major.
And it makes sense that mechanical and aero would have similar ratios since they are so similar. So jealous your school offers it.
furtherlightandtruth asked: What percentage of your department is female? In my college, the engineering undergraduate program was only 11% female!
The dean of the college just said it was approaching 15% but I feel like this is for the entire college. Most of my classes have less than 10% females but it probably varies in different types of engineering, apparently civil has a lot of girls in it while computer science engineering has the least. Mechanical is in the lower middle I would say. In one of my classes of 40, there are only 3 girls