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To kick off National Engineers Week, the National Academy of Engineering today launched a worldwide crowdsourcing competition seeking ideas for a television series with a female engineer lead. The launch event at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington featured six of the mentors in the competition, whose specialties range from science-based television production to technology and analytics. Ruth David, president and CEO of Virginia-based Analytic Services Inc., prompted the question, How do we inspire young females to go into the engineering profession? A recent report by the National Student Clearinghouse found that the number of women pursuing engineering bachelor degrees in the past 10 years has declined by 19 percent. Wired Women: Engineer Lynn Conway's Secret David described the problem (in kim kardashian movie engineering terms of course) as an impedance mismatch in how the engineering profession is represented to young people. She stressed the importance of finding a new way to capture the imagination of males and women alike by creating a better portrayal of kim kardashian zimbio what being an engineer truly means. A panel followed with four mentors in television, who each had a unique perspective as they gave advice to potential submissions.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/macgyver-hollywood-crowdsourcing-version/story?id=29082828

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