MSU College of Engineering achieves record female enrollment

Aug 28, 2015

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  Michigan State University is welcoming its incoming class this fall.  Students are beginning to move into dorms in anticipation of the start of the semester on Wednesday.

One college on campus is marking a historic moment.  For the first time, the MSU College of Engineering will have more than 1,000 female students...its highest such number to date.  

For generations, engineering was a primarily male-dominated field, and women were often openly discouraged from pursuing engineering careers.  

But that trend is steadily changing.

Current State talks with Judy Cordes, the MSU Women in Engineering Director of Student Success and Katelyn Dunaski, a senior majoring in Applied Engineering Sciences.