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1 Electricity in the Palms of Her Hands- The Perception of Electrical Engineering by Outstanding Female High School Pupils

By Orit Hazzan, Dalit Levy and Ayellet Tal


Abstract: This article explores how outstanding female high school pupils perceived the profession of electrical engineering (EE) before and after a one-day conference aimed at exposing them to the profession of EE. The main finding indicates that, if planned properly and thoughtfully, even a single one-day conference can significantly change the perception of what EE is. In addition, we explore the pros and cons of studying EE, as were expressed by the female high school pupils. We conclude with some recommendations related to the role of women in EE. Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the following colleagues for their cooperation and significant contribution to the success of the conference on which this paper is based: Professor Baruch Fischer, former dean of the Department of Electrica

Year: 2008
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