Source: To the Next Generation of Women Engineers: Just Go For It

Engineering bewilders many people. At dinner parties, we’re often asked: “But what do you actually do all day?” Add being female engineers to the mix and people have even more questions.

The perception that we spend all hours sitting in front of our screens, staring at complex equations and working in isolated bubbles, can make many young women (or men, for that matter) shy away from the field.

But as industrial engineers, we’ve found careers with the perfect combination of math, science, and (yes, really) interaction with others. In fact, it’s what we love most about our jobs.