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NC State Female Engineers

Being a female engineer has its challenges and setbacks…. don’t get me wrong, it is a lot more common now than it used to be, but we are still a minority. Coming to NC State and starting my major (Mechanical Engineering), I learned that 94% of Mechanical Engineers are male and only 6% is comprised of females. As much as I enjoy hanging out with guys, as I’ve always had more guy friends than girls, I still found myself needing some strong ladies in my life that understood the hardship of also being a female engineer. And that is exactly what Alpha Omega Epsilon (A.O.E.) gave me. Last year, I found A.O.E. at an engineering open house in my first month in school and my life has been blessed by 40+ sisters ever since. My sisters are strong, brilliant, hardworking women who are trying to beat the stereotype that engineering is only for men, and I absolutely love being by their side to join them in this battle. This professional and social sorority gave me amazing sisters to support me through school and everyday battles, but it has also helped me grow as a professional engineer ready for the workforce. I am so honored to be a part of A.O.E. and I couldn’t imagine my life without these wonderful people in it!