The Society of Women Engineers recently held an event to grow young women’s interest in engineering careers.
Design Your World, which happened March 28 at Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Middle School, gave young women the opportunity to do hands-on experiments with engineers from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Only 5 percent of women who enter college end up graduating with engineering degrees, and events such as Design Your World aim to increase that percentage.
“The best way to get young women interested in engineering is to talk to them about it and allow them to see role models (who are engineers),” said Dr. Meagan Pollock of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. “That’s what today is all about. They get to see role models and true, fun applications of what engineering is.”
Watch the above video to learn more about the event.