More UK Women in Engineering Programs

January 19, 2007

A report by Britain's Economic and Social Research Council reveals that more women are studying engineering, but also that an increased number of women in the industry have not helped to develop a gender-equitable view. Many female engineering students are choosing to apply their education to careers outside of engineering. Women in engineering tend to receive more help than men, a double-edged sword of support and doubt. Despite an environment that constantly highlights their gender, they tend to have stereotypical rather than progressive views of women. ESRC media release