Harnessing Her Power

Everybody knows that women can’t make it as engineers, right?

USD electrical engineering professor Susan Lord heard that perception so often at meetings of engineering professors from around the country that she began to believe it herself, even though it was contrary to her own experience. The popular belief was that women “don’t go into it” and “don’t persist in it,” she says.

But guess what? A research study by Lord and another USD professor has found that in fact, women who major in engineering graduate at rates comparable to those of men. (Full story in USD Magazine)