Tandon in the News

Overcoming obstacles, meeting demands, staying the course

In a world where men lead most of the country’s engineering schools, New York City is defying the odds. Women lead five of the engineering schools in the area. … To be sure, women occupy fewer senior roles in engineering education than men, but women’s leadership in the sector is on the rise. Indeed, the growing number of female leaders parallels the increase in women in tech overall, across industries and in academia in general. … “The cliche of the engineer with a pen in his shirt pocket, that really doesn’t hold anymore,” said Dean Jelena Kovacevic of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. “You can’t do anything today without being part of a team. Having more women on a team is beneficial for everybody.”

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