In 1919, two women sent letters to U.S. colleges, asking if any female engineering students had ever been enrolled. The answers they received are as egregious as they are telling. Today, only 13% of engineers in the U.S. are women. That's why Boeing is dedicated to increasing the number of women in STEM careers worldwide.
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2018, we worked together with Dare To Be Different to host an event at our factory where our talented female engineers taught several groups of young girls what it takes to become an engineer in motorsport.
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects. (For more information on WTP: http://wtp.mit.edu) Students attend WTP in either Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering. WTP is designed for students who excel in and have a passion for math and science, but who have little or no experience. Students who are not yet certain about their future college majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are available in late November and the application deadline is January 1st.