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Women continue to be engineering minority

Women continue to be engineering minority

By Jean Kang

November 18, 2015


Filed under News

Less than 20 percent of students enrolled in Engineering are women. Although according to the Division of Management Information, the enrollment of women for Fall 2015 is up when compared to past years. “That’s the only number you need to know to have a sense of how far we need to go,” said K...

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

By Saher Khan

October 21, 2014


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At a UN conference on Sept. 20, Emma Watson said, “Feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”  She was there to speak about gender inequality and the HeForShe campaign taking hold on...

Facing the existing gender gap

October 6, 2014


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The opinions column “Drawing the gender line” was very disconcerting to me. To be told that I am a minority because I perceive myself to be is offensive and factually inaccurate. There is a gender gap in engineering, which can be proven to exist by numbers and the anecdotal experience of almost any fe...

Engineering students create dolls to inspire young girls

Engineering students create dolls to inspire young girls

March 18, 2014


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It all started with a pack of gummy worms, a pressing competition deadline and two University students’ intent on changing the world. Just over a year later, Janna Eaves, junior in Engineering, and Supriya Hobbs, senior in Engineering, are competing for a second time in the Cozad New Venture Competition thro...