Thursday, April 13, 2006

Where My Girls At?

I sat in my monthly mechanisms meeting this afternoon... where all (or at least most) of the mechanism engineers in my department get together to talk about what they are working on, ask questions, give advice, and share lessons learned. There were 42 people in this meeting... 40 boys and 2 girls. What is wrong with this picture? And it's not like it was a room filled with 60 year old dinosaurs, left over from a time when women weren't encouraged to go to college and pursue degrees in the sciences. These were *young* engineers. The average age in the room was probably 35... with at least a dozen people 25 or under. And they were all MEN. *This* is the next generation of great engineers! The future! So why does it look so much like the past? :(