Working well in a team

I'm a first year doing computer science and mechanical engineering as a minor. I enjoy working with others, but I'm doing a group project where I am the only girl, and anything I contribute for the project they are not taking it seriously. I am getting discouraged that maybe I made a wrong decision doing this subject. Is there any advice you can give me?
Thank you.
posted by Patience, Glasgow on November 8, 2012

Answer by Zahra Khan


Don't lose heart. It sounds like that was a bad expxerience with that project group. But this is not always the case. 

Personally, I've had mostly positive experiences working in engineering teams. 
I hope that situation worked out for you. But in the future, if something like that happens, perhaps you could bring it up with your teammates or your professor.