We Need More Woman Engineers

On my ride home from Orono yesterday I couldn't get the difficult questions out of my mind. Why is it that so few women consider engineering as a profession that they would find exciting and rewarding? How is it that American society has lost its inspiration and drive to lead the world in engineering excellence. In my mind, America could do with a lot fewer lawyers and bankers and a lot more engineers. How do we turn this tide and convince my daughter's generation that they should consider engineering as a viable career path? One of the things that Tom Peters is continually ranting about is how America is disastrously myopic in our inability to tap the creative genius of women in our society. This trend is at its absolute worst in the engineering community. Help me out here... how do we change current perceptions and inspire a new generation of women engineers?
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