I have been learning a lot more than I had expected. I appreciate all the opportunities that made me grow. Sometimes I felt like going back to my country when I had difficulties to do something, but when I look back on it now, I can feel confidence because I did overcome the hardships.
We’re enjoying the experience of living in another country and it’s been a great adventure. So far so good!
EngineerGilr.org This is a website highlights opportunities for Girls in Engineering careers, includes links, profiles of women engineers, and interactive features.
The Burns& McDonnell World: Girls and Engineering: The Possibilities are Endless
STEM Blog - The one-stop shop for who's doing what in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Girls Say Yes to Engineering During Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2013
- The Society of Women Engineers is an organization that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers.
Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) “One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent … that is not being encouraged...”
President Barack Obama February 2013
- SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $700,000.
- Girlstart.org aim to increase a girl's interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. They developed and implemented a range of innovative, research and standards-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls' early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage girls' aspirations and persistence in STEM education and careers, and incubate a talented and diverse STEM workforce.