Diverse: Issues in Higher Education—a newsmagazine that focuses on access and opportunity for all in higher education—recently interviewed President Meredith Woo and engineering professor Bethany Brinkman to learn how the College creates an ideal learning environment for the next generation of female engineers.
To President Woo, the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program offers a “culture of empowerment and encouragement. It has a very different kind of ethos while being as rigorous as engineering classes that you might find any place else.”
“Employers routinely say that our students are comfortable getting their hands dirty,” says Professor Brinkman. “They’re confident. I think that is where it comes out. In other words, they have already done engineering. So, they just step right into the workplace.”