Local woman finds ASU an ally in male-dominant field
Esther Sim recalls hearing about college engineering courses with a ratio of male to female students of more than 10 to 1. Learning in an environment not so one-sided was an important factor in her decision to go to ASU. The senior biomedical engineering major says she found a support system in the Fulton Schools that allayed some of her concerns about such imbalances. Sim (at right in photo, with Fulton Schools computer science major Haley Harelson) still sees a need for more gender diversity in most branches of engineering. Kyle Squires, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools, and Jeremy Helm, senior director of academic and student affairs, say they share her perspective and that recruitment of more women into the profession remains a major priority.