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‘Engineer Girl’ Website Brings Attention to Opportunities for Girls and Women

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:39am -- ajohnson

Engineering has enabled humans to make incredible advances in medicine, agriculture, electronics, architecture, and much more. The “Engineer Girl” website from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) provides a portal for girls and women to learn about opportunities to pursue a career in this exciting field.
 
Visitors to the website can read fun facts about engineering, watch interviews with engineers, and find contests, clubs, and scholarship opportunities. There are also fun interactive elements that allow you to “Ask an Engineer” and “Try on a Career.”
 
Frequently-updated articles highlight amazing engineering feats and research. This week’s article, “Sharks Take a Bite out of Disease,” shows how nature—in this case, sharkskin—is inspiring a revolution in bacterial control and sanitation.
 
Check out the website—and be sure to spread the word to the girls in your life!