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Why We Need More Women in Engineering

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a.saji
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a.saji   5/30/2014 5:51:35 AM
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@Deberra: It was long time back when women were considered to weak or not given equal treatment. Right now women are dominating the business world too. That shows what will power can do. Just a simple push will take you to greater heights. 

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Debera Harward   5/30/2014 2:52:53 AM
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@Andy I totally agree with you times have gone when women were considered to be week these days women are working side by side with man in every angle of life may it be personal or professional . Because women seek things from different perspective and different approach thy should be involved in engineering .

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AnandY   5/28/2014 12:18:00 PM
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I think it is high time more women took up the task and ventured into male dominated careers such as engineering. The fact that women are more creative than men gives them all the rights to engage in complex careers such as engineering. It is high time the world stopped viewing women as weak because that is just a myth. Big ups to the women in the US who are taking up careers in engineering. The world as a whole should change its perception on women and give them a chance to venture into male dominated careers.

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Dave Palmer   5/28/2014 6:14:42 AM
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I'd like to caution those who are saying that women are more passionate or emotionally-focused than men that this is not what the studies I've cited say. I think this is more of a stereotype or subjective impression. The studies I cited suggest that women are (on average) less likely than men to rely on intuition in solving problems -- not more.

With regard to multitasking, the studies I've seen suggest that no one, male or female, is particularly good at multitasking; our brains are wired to handle one task at a time, and efficiency goes down when required to handle more. Some people may think they're good at multitasking, but in reality, they're just less aware of their reduced efficiency.  For more on this, see Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons' excellent book, The Invisible Gorilla.

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Cabe Atwell   5/28/2014 2:32:57 AM
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I agree with you mrdon, the emotional attachment can be a powerful tool once your able to grasp the concept. Not to mention women are great a multitasking as well and can focus on multiple projects and problems, which trumps me.

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Debera Harward   5/28/2014 2:25:02 AM
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But these days as we all know that the trend is moving and more and more women are entering in to the dield of engineering because stereotypes in the societies are moving towards end women want to move side by side with man in every aspect of life . Women are basically more expert in handling different situations at a particular time , secondly they are comfortable in fuzzy situations . In short we can say that because of nature differences between man and women both women with man should be welcomed in the engineering field in order to increase diversity and diversity in any field is very usefull. 

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Debera Harward   5/28/2014 2:18:34 AM
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Dave, thats really an excellent topic . No doubt we need more woman in engineering because women and man have different approach towards problem solving involving more of different minds will definitely be more usefull and will generate more creative ideas . Not only this but because women are 50 percent decision makers of any product to buy or not to buy so being a women engineer can understand there needs wants and requirement very well .

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NadineJ   5/28/2014 12:49:35 AM
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@AnandY - Where is the fact proven that women have more passion than men? 

I think even so-called positive stereotyping hurts everyone and definitely hurts the bottom line. 

 

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NadineJ   5/28/2014 12:49:22 AM
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I completely agree, Daniyal_Ali.  If firms truly hired the most qualified, if schools truly encouraged the most gifted, we would all be better off.

Then "diversity" would go beyond the surface level differences. 

Working with people who really think differently and respect other perspectives is a rare and beautiful experience.

William K.
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William K.   5/27/2014 8:01:48 PM
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Women who choose instead to be dentists, doctors, lawyers, or even managers, often make more than engineers.

Picking social work certainly was not done to get the most money, but to work for the betterment of society by helping others. That is an entirely different set of motivations.

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