In a seminar for the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas last week, she noted that female engineering students learn BOTH like male engineering students, and like women in general.
According to the literature, female engineering students have the same high capabilities in areas where male engineering students have high capabilities.
At the same time, however, female engineering students have higher capabilities in areas where male engineering students have low capabilities, such as traditional female skills in communication and language.
The info is critical in understanding this central issue in society, which will decide the fate and future of our skilled work force in the SET occupations (Science, Engineering and Technology) where we currently have a huge shortage. Photo: Julie and KU female grad student Juan Mao.