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Checking Up ... on Engineers, Volunteers, a Conductor

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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:00 am

Thumbs up to Sweet Briar College for its Explore Engineering Design summer camp, designed to get young women interested in technology and engineering.

The under-representation of women in the engineering and technology fields is a growing problem in this country. At the leading Silicon Valley firms — companies like Google, Yahoo, Apple, Twitter, Facebook and others — men far outnumber women, often along the lines of 80 percent to 20 percent. The higher up the ladder you go, the greater the discrepency.

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