Purpose

I am a lesbian going into Mechanical Engineering. This blog is meant to do two things: a.) relieve the stress on myself from being closeted, and b.) to let people know that there are members of the LGBT community in engineering fields.

If you want to contact me, you can send an email to lgbt.engineer@gmail.com

Friday, September 21, 2012

Engineering Stereotypes

One thing that I have noticed over the years is that many people automatically assume engineers are straight.  There have been a number of interviews or meetings where someone says "The guys there are the cream of the crop," or "Look at all the guys you have to choose over!"  Sometimes these phrases make me laugh, other times, not so much.  I am sure that other LGBT engineers have noticed this too.  In school I encounter it every day, I'm sure I will in the future.  Well, I need to go to class, have an awesome day!

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