Whenever I read about a dearth of women in engineering, I am struck by the fact that many young women continue to resist the opportunities awaiting them in this male-dominated profession, says Kristin R. Tichenor, senior vice president for enrollment and institutional strategy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, for the Washington Post. Twenty years ago, high school girls simply were not taking the requisite math and science classes to gain admission to college-level engineering programs. Today, there are plenty of young women taking AP calculus and physics in high school, yet we have made little...

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