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From the ASEE aggregator:
In US News & World Report (9/17) Amy Fleischer, PhD., a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University and the Director of the Novatherm Laboratory, wrote that if our nation does not acknowledge that America’s lack of “is not an ability-driven gap but instead a pervasive socialization problem that begins at the earliest ages, then we will continue to alienate and exclude half our population from these critical fields.” Fleischer wrote that “it is overt social pressures that continue to steer most girls away from these fields despite their natural talents and abilities.” She wrote that if the US wants to continue its “dominance in technology development and secure our nation’s economic future, it is absolutely imperative that we educate thousands more engineers.”