24 Jul @KCSTAR #Engineering challenges: Keep female graduates, stoke interest among girls
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By KEVIN COLLISON
The Kansas City Star
Thirty years after the first wave of women began pursuing engineering careers it’s still mostly a man’s world — despite an earnest effort to encourage girls to pursue a profession with good opportunities.
Take Taya Upkes, who graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She had nine job offers before receiving her diploma and accepted an offer from Cummins to work at its plant in suburban Minneapolis.