A New Message for Girls: Dream Big. Love What You Do.
Engineer Your Life (EYL) is a national messaging campaign designed to reposition engineering as an exciting, rewarding career choice for young women. Anchored by an award-winning multimedia website, EYL features 10 great reasons to become an engineer, streaming video of inspiring women engineers, descriptions of dream engineering jobs, and advice for parents, counselors, and engineers on how to talk to young women about this career.
Volunteer for a few hours at a high school college fair and have fun
spreading the word about engineering. All materials are provided. Click here , for locations and more information. And learn more about EYL college fairs from volunteers at the University of Rochester. Check here
Link to EngineerYourLife.org from your organization’s Web site.
Distribute Engineer Your Life postcards and brochures to girls and parents at your outreach events and workshops. Download pdf versions from http://www.engineeryourlife.org/cms/engineers.aspx?subpage=10324 and reproduce or have printed locally. These materials are no longer available from EngineerYourLife.
What Do Girls Want?
What motivates the career decisions of teenage girls? To find out, the Extraordinary Women Engineers Project conducted research to examine why academically-prepared young women do not consider engineering a desirable profession.
Go to Engineer Your Life to see the report and watch researcher Kito Robinson present the findings in a video.
"Changing Our World"
The Extraordinary Women Engineers Project Coalition (EWEP) has released "Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers", a colorful, 256-page celebration of the contributions of women engineers to every aspect of modern life. The book is a collaborative effort of many different individuals and organizations to address the long-standing under-representation of women in the engineering profession. Click on the book for more information.