About

The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

The site was launched in 2001 with input from a specially selected Girls Advisory Board—bright, energetic girls from all over the United States and Canada. In 2012 a new Girls Advisory Board was instituted in order to re-design the site for a modern audience. The ongoing work of EngineerGirl is overseen by the EngineerGirl Steering Committee with the generous support of our sponsors.

The 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.

The NAE also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. The purpose of the NAE is to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession. The NAE was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr. is president of the NAE. You can find out more about the NAE by visiting the NAE website.

Engineer Girl
The following NAE staff support the work of the EngineerGirl Steering Committee.
  • Catherine Didion

    Catherine "Kitty" Didion is a Senior Program Officer with the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Simil Raghavan

    Simil Raghavan is an associate program officer with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). She manages both the EngineerGirl website and the Online Ethics Center (OEC) for Engineering and Research.

  • Wei Jing

    Wei Jing is a research associate involved in projects that examine the status of women and minorities in science and engineering education.

  • Girls Advisory Board