Friday, June 20, 2008

Were you encouraged to be a scientist or an engineer?

Sciencewoman has a story and a hypothesis:

You see, back when I was a girl, my parents encouraged my interest in the natural world. And they encouraged my brother's interest in all things electrical and mechanical. Today, I'm a scientist and he's an engineer.
Her hypothesis:
"More boys than girls with interested in the way things* work get encouraged** to go into engineering."
She wants to hear from both women and men, scientists and engineers, and you can help her out by heading over to her blog and participating in her (non-scientific) poll. You can see the current results by clicking the "View" button next to the questions.