We hope our Women in Engineering podcast series inspired you! Engineering is a field that will take you to many places; space, across the country, and behind “mahogany desks.” To get involved or support in the engineering field, consider be a part of one of these organizations.
The EngineerGirl website, provided by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), brings national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. You can “meet” real-life female engineers and read their profiles, learn about clubs and programs, compete in contests, apply for scholarships, ask engineers questions and more!
SWE started in 1950 (just like us!) and is a global organization with more than 30,000 members. They offer an annual conference, awards, scholarships, and a great learning center on their website full of ebooks, podcasts, and more!
IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.
If you know of any other organizations worth mentioning, please let us know!
Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2018, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin- Madison, ’82, and CEO of OnShore Technology, about being a CEO, how to be a success & more! This is the third episode of a three-part series focusing on female engineers. To listen to other podcasts, click here.
Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, ’18, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin- Madison, ’82, and CEO of OnShore Technology, about how she found engineering, what it means to be an engineer & more! This is the first episode of a three-part series focusing on female engineers.
Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin – Madison, ’82, summed up the importance of engineers perfectly, “look around you, everything around you is courtesy of an engineer.” The air we breathe, the roads we travel on, the water we drink; an engineer has done something with it. With that in mind, the Foundation is proud of the 13% of Pullman Women in STEM (around 250) who study or studied some type of engineering. We have seven current female engineer scholars, and we are excited to see where their studies take them.
There are four main branches of engineering with hundreds of specialties. Pullman Women have majored in around 18 different types of engineering; chemical (52), general (47), mechanical(23), and industrial engineering (19) having the most. According to the National Science Board, the areas of engineering with the most women are environmental engineers (38% of full workforce), chemical engineers (23%), and civil/architectural/sanitary (18%).
Stay tuned this week for a three-part podcast series featuring current scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, ’18, interviewing Valarie King-Bailey. They talk about what it’s really like to be a female engineer. If you are in the engineering field and are a member of the Pullman Scholar Community, please contact Katie Desir to share your story.
Listen to episode one of three Women in Engineering podcast, “An Intro Into a Profession With Great Impact,” here.
Listen to episode two of three Women in Engineering podcast, “A Real Account of Being a Female Engineer,” here.
Listen to episode three of three Women in Engineering podcast, “What It Takes to Be a Success,” here.