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A League Of Extraordinary Women

A new program hopes to attract girls to engineering

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All too few girls consider engineering as a career, and the profession is the poorer for it, as talented individuals seek vocations elsewhere. But a new program is in the works in the United States to attract young women to engineering--and to keep them in the career.

Dubbed the Extraordinary Women Engineers Project, the program is being driven by a nationwide coalition of professional engineering societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the IEEE, and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as universities and technology companies.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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