Women & Engineering
When I told my dad that i was taking an engineering class, he was super excited! Him working in the construction business, really encouraged me to learn as much as I could. When he asked me what was the guys name was i responded “Ms.O” He was astonished and asked me,”Is it really a girl?” I answered, “She looks like one, so i guess.
Walking into Home Depot a few weeks later, i felt odd. All I saw were men. Home Depot screamed our masculinity everywhere I went. I thought to myself “Where are the women? Why aren’t women into building stuff? Is it the plaid shirts? Boots? Getting dirty?” Whatever it may be, it can be fixed. Get cute plaid shirts, pink boots, buy hand sanitizer !! There is no excuse!
The construction business is controlled by men. No doubt.
Every year, colleges are seeing the number of women with an interest in pursuing a degree in engineering drop. According to recent studies, only 20% of engineers are women. Why is that number so low? Is there something about engineering that makes women not want to be one? It’s about time women get to build their own way into the construction and engineering business. We cannot let men build it for us. We have to design the way we change our society and the outlook younger girls have that the engineering business is built for men.
Being an engineer is a pretty cool job because you actually make an actual difference! Engineers solve our society’s problems by fixing them, they’re like superman (except for the fighting with villains.) Ever since the beginning of the year, we have all individually worked with Ms. Oropallo and I can say she’s so talented. Engineering allows you to work with people who are just as creative as you. There are no barriers in the engineering world, you can do anything. ANYTHING!