January 24, 2010
But You Don't Look Like an Engineer ...
As female engineering professors, we often find that people do a double take when we tell them what we do.
"There are women?" they say. "In engineering?" When we both started our careers, in the mid-1990s, we thought women would be better represented in engineering schools by now. As the numbers at Cornell University and nationwide show, we've come a long way but still have further to go. In Cornell's College of Engineering, nearly 30 professors are women. This number corresponds to