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Explore careers in engineering, read stories of women who work in the
field, and get advice on the best high-school classes that will prepare you for college.
Read profiles of female engineers and join a network of girls ages 11–17 interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering, and math.
SciGirls is a groundbreaking TV show and interactive Web site that may
transform how you look at science, technology, engineering, and math.
Watch the shows on TV and use the Web site to explore real-world science
and math problems and learn about careers in science, technology,
engineering, and math.
Watch videos of students competing to solve problems, such as figuring out how to build the fastest sailboat. Select “Make Cool Projects,” and you will find fun projects, like how to build a hidden alarm or your own dance-mania pad.
Ever thought about the biomechanics of skateboarding? How about solar cooking? Learn about these engineering projects and others in the “Video
This guide to engineering for high-school girls features loads of interviews and videos of female engineers working on world-changing projects
Connect with Professionals
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) strives to stimulate and develop student interest in engineering with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of students of color studying engineering. NSBE has more than 30,000 members and 233 chapters on college and university campuses. Use this Web site to search for scholarships and special events in engineering.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund provides leadership development, scholarships, and other resources to public, historically black colleges and students.
White House Initiative on Historically
Black Colleges and Universities
Black colleges and universities offer various kinds of support to help all minorities’ success in higher education. At this site, you will find a map of the historically black universities and colleges, links to scholarships, and information on the White House initiative that offers support to the colleges.
Society of Women Engineers
Learn more about engineering, apply for scholarships, and find out how to connect with women engineers on the SWE site. The organization also offers scholarships to college students.
Microsoft gives scholarships to undergraduates studying computer science, a great double-major for an engineering major.
American Indian College Fund
This association disburses about 6,000 scholarships per year for Native-American students seeking higher education.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE is the leading Hispanic social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering,
math, and science.
Advancing Hispanic Excellence
in Technology, Engineering,
Math and Science (AHETEMS)
AHETEMS promotes educational programs for Latinas in high school, college,
and graduate school. You can find scholarships, camps, internships, and
With scholarship info and college-planning articles, this site helps guide you
along your college path.