Looking for a solution to the skilled labor shortage and a reason to celebrate today? You’re in luck because today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. According to the National Engineers Week Foundation, only 20% of engineering undergraduates are women, and only 10% of the engineering workforce is comprised of women. In an effort to change these dismal statistics, businesses, organizations and schools across the country will be holding educational events to promote the industrial arts. To view a complete list of events, visit http://www.eweek.org/EngineersWeek/Introduce.aspx.
Why not commemorate the occasion by taking your niece to visit a local industrial plant, helping your daughter with her math and science homework, or reading Plant Services magazine to your local Girl Scout troop?
Looking for ways to introduce your little lady to a career in engineering? Try these helpful links.
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Resources for Girls, Teachers, Parents
Brownie Try-It Experiments for Young Girls
Three Cheers for Engineers!
Girl Day Event Archives
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in Engineering