"Women engineers have more understandingly utilized their knowledge for what I would call 'engineering for the humanities' as distinct from engineering only for engineering's sake."
Posted March 19th, 2012
By the 1970s, women were actively recruited to the Institute through targeted brochures such as A Woman’s World. While encouraging women to pursue a degree in engineering, A Woman’s World, with its sections on “Career & Marriage” and “Feminine versus Masculine” also revealed the cultural ambivalence towards women in higher education.
Today, women comprise 19 percent of the School of Engineering student body, while groups like the Society for Women Engineers are still active on campus and the Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WEST) Event raises awareness of the engineering fields to high school girls.