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SWE: Invent It. Build It.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), with funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation and in partnership with Girls Scouts of the USA, WGBH’s Design Squad, and Techbridge, held the seventh annual Invent It. Build It. (IIBI) in October 2017. The event took place at the SWE annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. Participants included 412 middle school […]

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Intentions to Major in Engineering

Over the last ten years, interest in majoring in engineering and computer science has increased among both males and females. However, males are far more interested in pursuing a degree in these fields, with almost 27% of male freshmen indicating an intention to major in engineering, math, statistics, or computer science compared to only 8% […]

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High School Preparation

The math and science coursework taken in high school helps prepare students to pursue an engineering degree. The gender gap in earned high school math and science credits has shrunk over the past few decades, with girls earning approximately the same amount of course credits as boys. Source: Nord, C., Roey, S., Perkins, R., Lyons, […]

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