College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Programs push for women in science, engineering

Engineering may be commonly viewed as a male-dominated field, but there are plenty of women at Iowa State who would argue that engineering is not purely a male monopoly.

Kelsey Bruning, president, and Cara Petrie, president-elect, are the leaders of the Iowa State chapter of the Society of Women in Engineering. These two have long had a knack for math and science, a skill set representative of most engineers.

Bruning and Petrie are aware they are not the only girls who have taken a liking to these science-oriented subjects. As a result, they have set out to spearhead the goals of the Society of Women in Engineering: to serve as a source of outreach to young girls at the K-12 level, as well as making female engineers already at Iowa State more comfortable and to aid in their professional development.

Read the full story from the Iowa State Daily.