Only 14% of all engineers employed in architecture and engineering occupations are women, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. While women remain underrepresented, that number is increasing exponentially. According to the Society of Women Engineers, 36,453 women obtained bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science in 2016 – a 53% increase over the 23,606 who obtained degrees in 2011.
The women who are working in the engineering sector are accomplishing phenomenal things. We showcased 20 of these individuals in our inaugural 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC list earlier this year. I’m excited to announce the contest is returning. In the February 2020 issue of Engineered Systems, which will be distributed at the 2020 AHR Expo, we’ll announce the next group of leading ladies.
For more information on the 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC contest, contact editor-in-chief, Herb Woerpel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.