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January 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 2

Women in Engineering

Helping young women learn about STEM fields and showing them the impact engineers make are two ways to encourage more women in engineering. Here, three UW students share their thoughts.

Paige Fischer, chemical engineering (B.S. ’13, M.S. expected ’15)

Recruiting women: “I believe the problem with attracting women to engineering starts at a younger age when women decide they are not interested, or are told they are not good at either math or science.”

Impact: “I hope to get my doctorate in chemical engineering with an emphasis on cancer research. I hope I will be able to help in the process of discovering more about cancer and its causes, as well as finding better diagnostic and prognostic techniques.”


Anita Khannikova

Petroleum engineering student Anita Khannikova performs research in Professor Vladimir Alvarado's lab.


Anita Khannikova, petroleum engineering (B.S. ’14, M.S. expected ’15)

Recruiting women: “What better than a woman on a mission? I believe more women will take engineering because it allows them to be creative and think critically about a lot of different subjects. Job accessibility is very appealing, as well as the flexibility.”

Impact: “I want to pursue a job with an oil and gas operator and work in enhanced oil recovery.”

Margaret Kimble, civil engineering (B.S. ’12, M.S. ’14), engineer with GEI Consultants

Recruiting women: “I chose structural engineering after high school tech lab. We designed balsa wood towers and bridges and load tested them to failure. It was a fantastically fun project, and I was hooked. Girls need to be exposed to the types of projects that they could do in a fun setting.”

Impact: “I find many of the challenges that engineers are faced with very interesting, and I want to work toward their solution. … I see designing infrastructure as a great way of being able to help people.”

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