Answer by Jennifer Elisseeff
Thank you for your question. It is true that finding an academic job can be hard but it is easier to find one in a new field. Departments are building around the country so there is more opportunity. So you should think about the question - what will be the next new field! Biomedical Engineering is definitely on the newer side but is there something else coming along?
The winners of the 2016 EngineerGirl Essay Contest have been announced! NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. said, "It is inspiring to see students exploring the meaning of responsible engineering, for it is a primary concern for engineering in advancing our society." Check out the link below to read the wonderful essays.