Meet some of the next generation of innovators — the women of Notre Dame engineering. These faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumnae are applying their dedication and drive to creating sustainable energy technologies, designing novel biomedical devices, developing novel cancer therapies, and more.
From fashion to finance, literature to law, and everything in between, society’s eyes are focusing on the exciting paths women are pioneering, especially in technology. Call it "girl power." Label them "women warriors." Whatever term you choose, the fact is that women like the faculty, students, and alumnae of the College of Engineering are applying their experience, expertise, and empathy toward solving many of the world's most challenging issues.
An all-male school for 130 years, Notre Dame first admitted women in fall 1972. Since then it truly has been a whole new world. We've shared some of their stories and achievements here, but there are so many more.
The bottom line for all of these Notre Dame women, and others like them, is that they love what they do. They chose engineering because of its scope and the career options available, the ability to chart their own paths and make the world a better place in which to live.
And, they are making a difference.
Originally published by the College of Engineering.