Women in engineering

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There has been much serious discussion on this website and others on the relative dearth of women in the fields of science and engineering. This stereotype has become so pervasive in our culture that one bold engineering program, fed up with it all, took it upon themselves to prove, conclusively, that there are indeed women in their department. Naturally, the format chosen for their demonstration was the calendar. Preview [probably NSFW] below the fold:


  1. Next time, please bold the “NSFW” warning. 
    Who are these people? Why?!

  2. Dude, you’re going to get scorched more than Razib did over the sci-fi babe thing… although I guess you didn’t actually design the poster, and are just linking to it, so perhaps not. 
    Miss Universe 2002, Justine Pasek (Polish and Panamanian but represented Panama), was going to follow in her father’s footsteps and become an engineer — don’t know if she actually did or not. And from the Wikipedia entry on Cindy Crawford: 
    Crawford graduated from high school as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. She won an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, which she attended for only one quarter. She dropped out in order to pursue a full-time modeling career.

  3. That’s my college, but I don’t recognize anyone from the previews. At any rate, go Illini!

  4. Ah, the wonderful thing about GNXP: A bunch of other guys with the same IQ fetish I’ve got….

  5. I’d sure like to find an integral over her surface. 
    So, so sorry

  6. Seems they have good heating in that lab ;-)

  7. Apologies in advance for the groans induced. 
    A Math Romance 
    They integrated from the very point of origin. Her curves were continuous, and even though he was odd, he was a real number. The day their lines first intersected, they became an ordered pair. From then on it was a continuous function. They were both in their prime, so in next to no time they were horizontal and parallel. She was awed by the magnitude of his perpendicular line, and he was amazed by her conical projections. “Bisect my angle!” she postulated each time she reached her local maximum. He taught her the chain rule as she implicitly defined the amplitude of his simple harmonic motion. They underwent multiple rotations of their axes, until at last they reached the vertex, the critical point, their finite limit. After that they slept like logs. Later she found him taking a right-handed limit, that was a problem, because it was an improper form. He meanwhile had realized that she was irrational, not to mention square. She approached her ex, so they diverged.

  8. yeah!!!

  9. Wow AJ, you blew me out of the water. I feel like a Rob-tard.