Engineering obsession has become so common that it is unhealthy for children. It has made it impossible for thousands of children to pursue their dreams and sacrifice their mental health to fulfill a destiny they were given at birth. It has also turned getting into a good engineering college into a gut-wrenching challenge. Big business has also taken advantage of this and is now manufacturing engineers at a record pace, flooding the market with unskilled workers with degrees.
Boys love trains
After the success of 2gether the Series, the creators of the boys’ show decided to continue the series by holding virtual fan meetings. They invited the lead actors from the other Boys Love series to attend the meetings, which were broadcast in various languages and sold internationally. This means a huge profit for the TV show producer. In addition, they have plans to bring forth more boy-meet-boy series in the future.
The series aired for thirteen weeks. The series spawned a viral hashtag, “#2gethertheSeries,” and prompted millions of virtual conversations in different languages. The series also garnered over a million Instagram followers in just a few weeks.
Girls love balls
If you’re thinking about giving a gift to a girl, why not give a girl a gift of science or engineering? Engineers have an interesting work ethic and enjoy solving problems. They don’t always succeed, but they are willing to try different things to make things work better. This way, your gift will be unique and different from the other gifts you’ve given before.
Stereotypes in computer science and engineering
Stereotypes in computer science and engineering may deter some female students from studying these subjects. Whether students feel excluded from certain fields, or if they are afraid that they will not measure up, these attitudes may negatively influence their interest in these subjects. Changing stereotypes could help more women pursue a career in computer science.
The media plays a significant role in the transmission of these stereotypes. To test this, researchers brought female undergraduate students into a room where they were asked about their hobbies and interests. They posed as computer science majors, and asked them about their preferences. Moreover, half of the female students were randomly assigned to talk to a computer science stereotyped actor.
Lack of female role models
Lack of female role models in STEM fields is a major cause for concern for girls in particular. Young girls use women in their role models as templates for future career choices. For example, if a girl is interested in becoming a computer engineer, she might not be aware of any prominent female computer engineers. Introducing a girl to one such woman can help her pursue her goals and realize her potential.
In addition, the lack of female role models in STEM fields has been linked with lower STEM interest and motivation. It has also been associated with expectations of girls to drop out of STEM fields. Therefore, the need for female role models is vital for STEM promotion.