Pa. school: more women to get engineering degrees

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carnegie Mellon University says more and more women are graduating with degrees in a field once dominated by men.

The Pittsburgh-based school says in a Thursday release that women are scheduled to receive more than 50 percent of the chemical engineering degrees at next month’s graduation.

CMU engineering student Stephanie Engel, of Erie, says she really enjoys “getting into my steel-toed shoes” and that she was able to choose between several job offers. She’ll soon be working at a PPG Industries plant in Ohio, while other women are heading to jobs at Caterpillar, Boeing, and Intel.

Carnegie Mellon has more than 12,000 students and is known for its science, technology, and computer programs.

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