“Ten years is an important milestone for the College of Engineering, the conference, and all its partners. We have come so far in the past decade, but there still is a lot to do because the sociocultural issues that establish male and female expectations of career roles still exist. These gender roles go against the research that tells us that girls are very capable at succeeding in math- and science-based careers. Stereotypes, social non-conformity, public sentiment, and self-efficacy are major reasons why the opportunities for young girls to explore the mathematical-logical part of cognitive thought, needed to succeed in a male-dominated profession, are limited."
~ Lily Gossage, Founder
Held every semester, Women Engineers @ the Beach Day is our award winning outreach program in collaboration with the College of Engineering Recruitment and Retention Center.
For more info on the project visit the website http://www.csulbwomenengr.org
"It is immensely important for universities to provide outreach opportunities to attract more women into science and engineering. This should start as early as the middle school and continue all the way through high school. This is when kids start to explore their interests and their career paths. Unfortunately, many girls are discouraged about engineering because they perceive it as being ‘too technical’ and ‘unexciting."
~ Dr. Panadda Marayong, Society of Women Engineers Faculty Advisor