Women are the Future of Engineering: New York public works agencies partner to cultivate future employees.
December 08, 2016
Women hold leadership positions in public works departments across the country, but our annual salary surveys show that less than 20% of our readers are women. Not surprising considering that males are eight times more likely than females to enter college planning to study engineering. The New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DCC) addressed this gap in 2014 by launching a STEAM [science, technology, engineering, architecture/art and mathematics] initiative with the city’s departments of Education and Youth and Community Development. This year, DCC partnered with the Lower East Side Girls Club on the first “Introduce a Girl to AEC Day.”