From the Boston Globe I was led to a local blogger, who brought my attention to the Nerd Girls. Apparently this is a local group of engineering students who are trying to make engineering “cool” for girls. I’m not sure I’m psyched on luring them as chemical engineers for make-up, but if that’s what gets some smart young woman interested in the field, so be it. So far we aren’t doing that well with our current outreach strategies.
So have a look at the Nerd Girls. I think their confidence is great, and the social networking approach is worthwhile. Kudos to IEEE for their support of this. But mostly congrats to the Nerd Girls for the courage and the effort.