Friday, February 24, 2006

Girls Learn That They Can Be Engineers, Too

Ilana DeBare writes on

Back in the 1990s, the Ms. Foundation for Women came up with the idea of Take Our Daughters to Work Day. Later, that morphed into Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Now, a national coalition of engineering groups has picked up the ball and proclaimed an annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

Organizers said their goal is to reach a million girls nationally. In the Bay Area, companies including Google, Ideo, Bechtel and Carollo brought groups of girls into their offices to meet female engineers and learn about the profession. Google hosted several hundred girls at its various sites this week. The S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation in San Francisco provided funding for the national project.

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