Four female engineers from Honeywell International, Inc. spoke on June 19 with approximately 30 freshman girls at Technology High School in Newark.
Each panelist discussed her engineering education, field experiences and typical workday at Honeywell. The panelists explained the benefits of working in the industry while emphasizing the need for an increased female presence within the field.
“I love my job. I love what I do. This is a great living and has provided me with a fulfilled life”- said Ann Schoeb, panelist and Chief Technology Officer, Resins & Chemicals at Honeywell.
After the panelists spoke, students asked questions regarding starting salaries, typical work hours and the challenges facing women in the field.
The discussion was followed by a brief reception where students talked about their career goals in small groups with the panelists. Many of the girls expressed a newfound interest in exploring engineering.
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey and Newark Technology High School Career Advisory Board partnered to put on the event. “It is great to bring together STEM professionals with students interested in STEM but unsure of what fields they can pursue. Today’s panelists demonstrated passion and excitement about engineering and the girls embraced this and are clearly excited to learn more about this field” said Kim Case, Executive Director of the R&D Council.