Women Mentors Make a Difference in Engineering

An article in The Atlantic (May 2017) revealed that Nilanjana Dasgupta, from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, thinks that mentors, who give advice, share experiences, or make social connection, can help young women to find their place in the engineering profession. It was found that female engineering undergraduates who are paired with a female mentor felt more motivated, more self-assured, and less anxious than those who had either no mentor or a male one. They were less likely to drop out of their courses, and keener to look for engineering jobs after they graduated.

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 24 May 2017    Posted by: charlottefreeman    Category: