Interested in becoming an Engineer? We are celebrating women and young girls in STEM focusing on Engineering. Check out the famous women working today and groundbreaking  pioneers! For current statistics on Women in the Engineering work force, please go to the Society of Women Engineers here

Aerospace Engineering

What is an Aerospace Engineer? Aerospace engineering is the field of design, test and operate aircraft, spacecraft, other related technologies and equipment. There are two types of Aerospace fields: Aeronautical engineering which is focused on aircraft along with the Earth’s atmosphere,  and astronautical engineering which focuses on launch vehicles and technologies for space crafts.

Careers in Aerospace: Aerospace engineer, mechanical engineer, drafter, inspector, compliance officer


The Jerrie Mock story : the first woman to fly solo around the world by Nancy Roe Pimm

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood,  illustrations by Meg Hunt.

Famous Woman

Mary Jackson –

Agricultural Engineering

What is Agricultural Engineering? Agricultural engineering focuses on design, develop, test advance machines and bioenergy in the agriculture and food fields. These engineers also evaluate systems for sustainable protection, soil and water resources.

Careers: Product safety engineer, soil scientist, manufacturing engineer, water management specialist engineer

Check out this PBS video!

Biomedical Engineering

What is Biomedical Engineering? A combination of medicine and biology. This field works to improve human health and the health care system.

Careers: Biomaterials developer, medical technology developer, rehabilitation engineer

Chemical Engineering

What is Chemical Engineering? Chemical engineers conceive and design poccesses to produce, transform and transport materials. They are responsible for developmenting experiments in labs and applying them with engineering technology.

Careers: Process design engineer, environmental waste management, chemical plant technical director

Famous Women

Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau

Mae Jemison

Stephanie Kwoleck

Beatrice Alice Hicks

Civil Engineering

What is Civil Engineering? Civil engineers plan, design, develop and solve problems in the natural and physically built environments. In this area, civil engineers work on highways, railroads, bridges, buildings and water.

Careers: Civil engineer, transportation engineer, geotechnical engineer

Famous Women

Emily Roebling

Emily Roebling and The Brooklyn Bridge

Secret engineer : how Emily Roebling built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty.

The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey E. Wood

Women of steel and stone : 22 inspirational architects, engineers, and landscape designers by Anna M. Lewis

Julia Morgan

Elsie Eaves

Ruth Gordon Schnapp – pictured below

Judith Nitsch

Computer Engineering

What is Computer Engineering? Computer engineers specialize in applications that blend electrical engineer skills and computer science. They design and maintain computer hardware, network communication systems and much more!

Careers: Computer hardware engineer, circuit designer, hardware systems designer, technical writer, web developer.

Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering? Create and develop micro chips, design communication systems, work with lasers and robots to solve problems in the field, and maintain the upkeep of the nation’s telecommunications system.

Careers: Electrical engineer, robotics engineer, solar photovoltaic technicians

Famous Women

Kimberly Bryant – Founder of Black Girls Code

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

NASA – Ellen Ochoa

The astronaut with a song for the stars : the story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa by Julia F. Mosca

Edith Clarke

 Beatric Alice Hicks

Christina Koch

Environmental Engineering

What is Environmental Engineering? These engineers find solutions for environmental challenges that would impact the health of society .

Careers: Environmental specialist, land surveyor, hydrologist, energy auditor

Famous Woman

Mary Walton


Industrial Engineering

What is Industrial Engineering? Industrial engineers apply the foundations of science and math to a wide range of computer systems, integrations and operations. 

Careers: Sales engineer, manufacturing process engineer, operations engineer

Famous Woman

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Cheaper by the Dozen written by her children about their family

As I Remember by Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Women’s History Museum – Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering? Mechanical engineers study and implement objects and systems in motion.

Careers: Product designer, automotive engineer, manufacturing engineer, quality engineer

Famous Women

Margaret Ingels

Evelyn Wang

Where You Are is Not Who You Are by Ursula Burns

Kate Gleason