- Susan Stark and Jennifer Coon
Women's History Month: Women in Engineering
March is here, which brings the official start of Women’s History Month! We are excited to kick off Women's History Month by recognizing some of the trail-blazing women who have made incredibly important contributions to the field of engineering, a male-dominated industry.
Engineering combines science and math with boundless creativity to solve problems, connect the world, explore the universe, and make our everyday lives a little easier. From Emily Warren Roebling's work on the Brooklyn Bridge to Hedy Lamarr's brilliant idea of frequency hopping, the history of women in engineering spans a wide range of discoveries and inventions across all different branches of engineering. There are chemical engineers who work on projects in medicine, fuel development, and manufacturing; civil engineers who build safe structures for the general public, like dams and bridges; and mechanical engineers who invent and create new machines that make things like washing clothes and driving cars much easier and safer. And that's just the start!
There are many fields of engineering that involve different disciplines and uses of science and math. Find out which type of engineering would suit you best in the quiz below, and discover an innovative woman who made advancements in that field!