Monday, November 5, 2018

Celebrating Women in STEM

More than 50 engineering and computer science students attended the 12th Annual Women in Engineering and Computer Science Luncheon hosted by First Year Connections and dedicated to celebrating the new cohort of women students at the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The event, which has doubled in size since it launched in 2007, is an opportunity for female first-year students to talk with their older peers about classroom experiences, career goals and strategies for success in competitive, male-dominated STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

Mechanical engineering major Katherine Ramirez ‘19 attended the luncheon.

“As a female and a minority, pursuing a degree in engineering intimidated me,” Ramirez said.  “Instead of getting discouraged, I found the motivation to keep pushing and prove to society that, despite labels and stereotypes, I’m able to succeed in a challenging and prestigious field.”
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