Friday, 7 August 2015


I spend every day with engineering students, so I feel like I have a pretty good handle on what engineers look like (or at least what they will look like when they graduate after 4 or 5 years). In the past few days there’s been heaps of talk about a female engineer who appeared in an advertisement for her company, and around what female engineers look like.

To catch up on the story, read this article

The response on media, especially twitter, has been huge, with lots of female engineers sending in photos of themselves. These photos proved something we should have all already known, that female engineers look like…well, females. At university, I can’t tell the engineering students apart from the business students, or the law kids, and that’s because what you study has nothing to do with what you look like.

It’s a really exciting time, as more and more girls are choosing to study engineering. My university is one of the best when it comes to the number of girls in engineering, though we're not yet at the 25% mark.  So there’s still a long way to go, but I want to share some photos of my friends at ANU with you. They’re engineering students, and they have some big ideas about what they’re doing and where they want to go, but most of all, they’re just a bunch of fabulous, smart and interesting women!


I'd love to see other people's photos too! @EmilyK_Campbell

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