Engineering is a male-dominated field. In fact, only 398,000 women — or 14 percent of all engineers — are employed in architecture and engineering occupations, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that percentage may appear miniscule, it’s quite astonishing considering that only 5.8 percent of engineers were women in the 1980s.
The women who are working in the engineering sector are accomplishing phenomenal things. In the January issue of Engineered Systems, we’re aiming to showcase 20 of these individuals throughout the HVAC universe — not just the most powerful or influential.
Through Nov. 15, we’re accepting nominations for our 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC contest. Winners will be announced in the January 2019 issue, which will be distributed on the floor of the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta.
The eligibility requirements are simple: You have to be a woman and you have to work in the HVACR engineering industry. That’s it. To nominate a deserving woman, simply fill out the form below.
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