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WhyHighSchoolGirlsShouldConsideraCareerinEngineering

mark blane
over 1 year Story
Why High School Girls Should Consider a Career in Engineering

Why High School Girls Should Consider a Career in Engineering

 In this post-modern world, it is difficult to think of a world without engineers. In reality, engineering should be a woman’s game. Here is why. According to statistical research, a good number of women who entered in engineering fields have had tremendous success. Despite the fact that only 12% of world engineers are women, gender did not bar women from setting legendary records. All in all, the Women’s Engineering Society reports a 30% women engineering workforce in India. As can be seen, the numbers increase every day.


Diane Green is a successful woman engineer at Google. Over the past decade, she has practiced computer engineering to the limit. “I think she will make it. I would like to see a local girl make it." She explains. Engineering is a vast industry ranging from civil, mechanical, petroleum, aeronautical, chemical, and electrical. In their young age, girls in Grade 8 to Grade 12 can choose either of these fields.

ABET, an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology defines Engineering as a practice of using Mathematical and Scientific concepts to improve the productivity of materials. Here are the top 5 reasons why high school engineering girls should join consider a career in Engineering.

Why Should Girls in High School Consider a Career or Degree in Engineering

High School Girls Have The Right Personality – However much people try to associate Engineering with hard work, we also have personality traits. High school girls are arguably natural engineers. Research has found that girls give a 100% attention to whatever they do. In fact, this is a great success tip. Many successful women engineers know what they want. Besides, women do not shy away from what they love. Integrity and consistency are excellent success hacks. High school girls should join engineering as they have the natural virtues needed in engineering fields.

Women Who Tried It Made It – They succeeded because of the high demand. For instance, in 2014, the U.K reported a deficit of 40,000 engineers. In addition, getting engineers with the right skills has been a major hitch. Because of this insistent demand, the few who try it get more opportunities to further their skills, and spearhead their dreams.

Considering the fact that there is an endless list of successful engineers, girls in grade 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 should take engineering courses.

One example of a successful female engineer is when Forbes featured a 22-year-old female engineer who made a significant contribution to the first Solar-Powered flight. Before diving headlong into engineering courses, high school girls in grade 8-12 should pay considerable attention in Mathematics and Science subjects. Through this, high school girls will have a smooth way to succeed like others.

"Motivate women in the Beginning - That's the Key. We need to entice Girls whilst they are still in Junior High School to show them that Engineering and STEM is not just for the Boys" - Adam Swift Lite Regal International School Engineering Department

To Motivate Women In The Grassroots – Admit it. As more women join engineering fields, you motivate other women that gender segregation can end. Fortunately, 40% of engineering classes in Jordan are women. Surprisingly, we have had an average increase of 22% of women enrolling into engineering courses all over the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, 30% of engineering professionals are women. While the percentage of Arab women increase from 30% to 34%, American females have increased their presence from 21% to 33%.

In Canada, 50% of the engineering population enroll in in engineering fields. Statistics reveal that more of this population enrolled in environmental and geological engineering courses. On the other hand, 47% of engineering female graduates in Australia were employed, and the other percentage moves to other science, technological, and Mathematical fields. These statistics should act as a driving force for high school girls who think that engineering is not their type.

Tremendous Opportunities Await Women – Leave alone the one-third gender rule that promises to give females 33% of job opportunities. For instance, women can apply for the Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineers. In addition, women could be beneficiaries of top awards like The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award. Even though this award benefits women in the U.K, International Women in Engineering can contest for The WISE awards. WISE promotes Engineering to girls and women. The young Engineering Students are not left out. High School students in grade 8-12 also get recognition from the Women’s Engineering Society. The society has Engineering Education Schemes, funds, career weeks, girl-friendly syllabus, and much more await you. 

The huge range of opportunities that await High School girls upon graduation will surprise them. Even if your dream organization does not employ you, we have schools that train engineering students to think big. You will graduate into an employer and an inventor. Women engineers deliver. As a result, they attract high profile companies that seek their services.

Variety – If you are the kind of girl wondering that you may stick to something you do not love, then you are wrong. The engineering field has jobs that suit every personality. For a start, high school girls in grade 9-12 will learn general concepts. Further, women engineers have an opportunity to choose whatever they love. As a woman engineer, you will determine your skills; control your talents, environment, and even the pay. You can also enhance your part-time hobby with the engineering that suits you. Here is a comprehensive list of engineering fields women can join.

What Disciplines are there for Girls from high School that want to study and take an Engineering Career in the future?

Aeronautical engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Marine Engineering, Material Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. Are you a girl in grade 8-12? Please choose any of these fields that interest you. Engineering is the future.

In a nutshell, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization predicts that women will reach 60% of engineering students in the Persian Gulf. 

Countries like Kuwait and U.A.E record a 49 percent and 32 Percent of women in engineering. This is because of government’s involvement to empower women to join engineering. Conclusively, the numbers of women who enter engineering fields are increased by 2 percent. The U.A.E had the percentage of women engineers increase by 8% in few years. Besides, the Middle East grew women representation in engineering fields by 25%. UNESCO did a study about women engineers in Africa. The results were promising. Developing countries like Niger, South Africa, and Kenya had increased number of the female engineering workforce. Thirty percent of Niger’s engineering workforce is female.

As a way forward, the government should build more engineering universities for women. Besides, the same government can make women-friendly policies. The government can also offer scholarships, especially in areas where females are underrepresented. As can be seen, engineering has brilliant careers. For this reason, parents should encourage their girls to join engineering fields. UNESCO further emphasizes that students should learn through a hands-on approach.

What can you do now if you are a high School Student or Girl in High School that is considering a future in Engineering.

"If you are in High School and Seriously considering a Future in STEM or Engineering then I would seriously consider a Summer Taster Course in Engineering Preparation. Choose on that is for High School Students that promotes Workshops and actively encourages applications from girls. " - Adam Swift Lite Regal Engineering Department

Lite Regal is a globally recognised engineering summer school that appreciates the need for female engineers. 

If you are considering a Summer School in Engineering then consider one that is accredited such as Lite Regal Engineering Preparation for High School Students :

Click here for more Information on Engineering for High School Students aged 15-18 in London or Cambridge

Lite Regal offers its Summer Couses in the Leading Top 10 Universities inthe World and serves students from every corniner of the Globe to to live nd learn from 2 weeks to 8 weeks in the UK at either London University or one of the Colleges at Cambridge University.

For more information about the London University Campus look here

London University Campus Information

Cambridge University Campus Information

Each Summer we receive many application for our High School Engineering Course. The school prepares high school engineering girls to get the best hands-on education. After a successful study, their students join top U.K universities. Since the school has a state of the art technology, it ensures that women graduate into qualified professionals who can design 21’st century objects. The girls will learn to build various structures, car models, robots, and many more.

Engineering Students from Every corner of the globe come together to learn Engineering in the Inspirational Engineering School Lite Regal that operates in one of the Colleges of Cambridge or London University (Both 10 ten Universities Worldwide)

Lite Regal gives women an opportunity to learn about all engineering disciplines. Through the school, girls in grade 8-12 will acquire problem-solving skills, interact with professionals, and develop practical insights about engineering. As a result, graduates fit into the market and help their countries develop. Join us in empowering more women to engineering fields. If you have a high school girl aged 15-18, let her enroll in our school. Weili Dai, the founder of Marvel Technology group, reminds that a woman can accomplish what she wants to achieve.

To apply please do so for 2108 Entry:

APPLY here for 2018 Entry in Engineering or Request a Brochure


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  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    @Gabby Yu @sealnation @Priya.Banerjee @Phoebe Lam @Ashley Lopez 58 @Megan_R_Taylor did you all see this? Really awesome to think about while in high school!

    @Gabby Yu @sealnation @Priya.Banerjee @Phoebe Lam @Ashley Lopez 58 @Megan_R_Taylor did you all see this? Really awesome to think about while in high school!

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    This is awesome @mark blane what got you interested in engineering? Also does the school you mentioned provide good scholarships? 

    This is awesome @mark blane what got you interested in engineering? Also does the school you mentioned provide good scholarships? 

    • mark blane
      over 1 year ago

      Hi Bethany - thanks for your upvote. When I was at High School I enjoyed STEM and especially making and tinkering with things. We had a really great Chemistry Teacher that really inspired us. It really helps if you have support from your School and your Parents as this goes along way. I noticed more women interested in Engineering over the years and I hope this continues. The school has scholarships each year for Student in need - Please see here https://www.literegal.co.uk/summer-school/information/scholarships-2/.


      Hi Bethany - thanks for your upvote. When I was at High School I enjoyed STEM and especially making and tinkering with things. We had a really great Chemistry Teacher that really inspired us. It really helps if you have support from your School and your Parents as this goes along way. I noticed more women interested in Engineering over the years and I hope this continues. The school has scholarships each year for Student in need - Please see here https://www.literegal.co.uk/summer-school/information/scholarships-2/.



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