Profiles

Working as an engineer is an exciting and rewarding career choice. Here are some examples of the wide range of opportunities available.

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker | Science | The Guardian
““It was a great example of a holistic approach to problem-solving,” [said] David Kaplan, chair of the biomedical engineering department at Tufts University in Massachusetts
History’s Heroes: The Most Influential Civil Engineers| Interesting Engineering
“some of the key figures who laid the foundations for future engineers These are some of the civil engineering giants whose work we still use today.”
Lape, Nancy | Harvey Mudd College
“Nancy Lape, PhD, focuses her research on two areas: energy-efficient composite gas separation membranes and chemical transport across human skin.”
Orwin, Elizabeth | Harvey Mudd College
“Elizabeth Orwin, PhD, James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering and department chair, specializes in biomedical engineering. directs the Engman Fellowship Program in Bioengineering,
Blanche Stuart Scott – 1st American Woman Pilot
Blanche “Betty” Stuart Scott was the first American woman pilot. She soloed in September 1910 in Hammondsport, NY. Her instructor was the famed Glenn Curtiss.
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
stories of great women and girls who are challenging the norm and sharing their talents. They also encourage girls to break stereotypes and step out of the traditional roles and habits
The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology | The White House
The White House has done a lot to try and encourage women and girls to join the STEAM fields. They dedicated an entire website to the history of women in Science and Technology
Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too) | TED Talk | TED.com
“Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created.
11 TED Talks by brilliant women in STEM | Playlist | TED.com
These women are trailblazers inspiring a new generation of girls to follow their lead and change the ratio in STEM (science, math, engineering and tech).
MAKERS: Watch The Largest Video Collection Of Women’s Stories
highlighting girls and women who accomplish great things in the world. videos and written stories female empowerment.
Pretty Brainy | STEAM Learning Girls Value & That Values Girls
resources and examples of girls and women in STEAM careers. They have blogs, projects, and resources based around STEAM and give a lot of great ideas for inspiring girls.