New Research from DiscoverE
There are multiple studies looking at why women leave engineering and technology paths. But what if we turned this around and asked: What are the common factors that motivate girls to pursue—and then persist—in engineering education and careers?
DiscoverE is pleased to share Despite the Odds: Young Women Who Persist in Engineering, a comprehensive literature review conducted in partnership with Concord Evaluation Group.
Key findings from the report support DiscoverE's long-held positions:
- Why Girls Choose Engineering:
Giving girls the opportunity to do meaningful engineering activities—with role models—works. It builds their interest, confidence and understanding of engineering. And it works with boys too!
- Why Young Women Stay:
Young women who persist in engineering have strong support networks and feel like they are part of a community.
We hope that this report will help inform your work to engage girls (and boys) in engineering and help young women succeed in the field.