Climate change presents grand and urgent puzzles for engineers and computer scientists. From designing future mega-cities for minimal energy use and writing software for designing biological systems to improving solar cells and devising safe ways to store carbon dioxide, engineers hold many of the tools needed to shape our future energy mix, food supply, and ability to adapt to a changing climate.
But from college freshmen through working professionals, the fields of engineering and computing are not running at full steam. A lot of women are missing. (more…)