The EngineerGirl program is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. This program and its website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.
EngineerGirl sponsors an annual essay contest on engineering and its impact on the world. The 2019 writing contest topic was Engineered to Inspire, which for the first time, asked students to submit works of creative fiction.
The program called for students to write stories "about women and girls saving the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find to solve the problem. Maybe they are working alone, maybe they are part of an elite team. Maybe they just find themselves in an unusual situation that requires some innovative thinking."
This contest was designed to inspire EngineerGirl readers to think, “I want to be able to do that” or “I can do that.”
Congratulations to Sarah Hinds ' 24 for winning third place on her essay entitled "Aye, Aye Captain!"