DID YOU KNOW?
The share of women earning engineering degrees have steadily increased over the past decades!
Between 2008 and 2018 the percentage of women earning bachelor’s degrees in engineering increased from 17% to 21%, master’s degrees from 23% to 26% and doctoral degrees from 22% to 24%.
Women are successfully entering into the engineering and computer science fields and breaking barriers. Take a look at some of your peers highlighted on this website. They come from different walks of life but are all passionate about their work and already pursuing big ideas, doing ground-breaking research and inspiring others.
At FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing (CEC), 20% of the undergraduate degrees are awarded to women and CEC is ranked among the top 50 in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to female students. In terms of graduate degrees, CEC is ranked well above the national averages since 30% of master’s and 28% of the doctoral degrees are awarded to women.
That’s because our students find a supportive environment surrounded by talented faculty and staff committed to their success. Feel free to connect with our faculty and read why they chose engineering or computer science degrees here.
Outside the classes, student organizations such as Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and Women in Computer Science, the Center for Diversity and Student Success and the Office of Career and Talent Development provide opportunities to connect, learn, travel and network with your peers and professionals. For more information about upcoming events, please visit CEC calendar.
FIU engineering and computing students are WorldsAhead in innovation, creativity and hard work. They are relentless in pursuing big ideas that will lead to better lives.
“I’m most excited about the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML). There is endless potential for its application in our daily lives ranging from medicine to entertainment…. Get involved with student organizations and do internships starting your sophomore year. Your path is not linear; you might take different routes to get to the same place and that’s ok, explore your options!”
“Technology is ever adapting. I think that what excites me the most is the opportunity of using technology to change our daily lives. A few weeks ago, I was playing a virtual reality (VR) game at my best friend’s house and we had a conversation about how “quickly” VR became widely accepted in households. Not even 10 years ago I would have predicted the use of this technology in houses. I am excited to be a part of an industry that contributes to making great strides in human living.”
“The major focus of my doctoral dissertation is on transportation safety, incorporating intelligent transportation systems. The specific objective of my research is to develop an advanced method to identify and mitigate secondary crashes and to evaluate their complex interaction between roadway, vehicle, traffic and environmental condition. The field of traffic safety engineering has multiple dimensions for diversified research interests. Therefore, anyone can switch their profession to traffic safety area.”