Engineering at Swarthmore Well Ahead of National Trend

Alisa Giardinelli

Engineering at Swarthmore
Well Ahead of National Trend

by Alisa Giardinelli
12/06/2007

engineering lab with Carr Everbach

Engineering, a part of Swarthmore's curriculum since the College's founding, is increasingly a feature at other selective liberal arts colleges, according to a recent Associated Press story.  Engineering majors Kara Peterman '09 and Rio Akasaka '09 and Professor of Engineering Carr Everbach (left) are quoted in the widely reprinted article, which states that "schools are positioning themselves as alternatives for students, especially women and minorities,  who might feel intimidated by larger, big-name engineering schools and their perceived macho culture."  more