A common question about The Academy is whether or not the environment promotes women’s education. Although many STEM occupations, including engineering, have historically been more populated by men, The Academy is one of the institutions that is responsible for shifting the ratio towards equality.
The Academy admits approximately a 50/50 ratio of girls to boys so the environment is accepting and comfortable for everyone. Furthermore, The Academy’s strong STEM curriculum inspires and pushes all attendees to excel thereby peaking women’s’ interest in careers that may have looked intimidating at first. When I attended The Academy, there was even a special program at The Middlesex County College every summer that was specifically for promoting women in engineering.
All in all, I believe that The Academy is a welcoming place for all genders and pushes everyone to excel and find an interest in STEM fields. If you’re a women interesting in pursuing a STEM career, The Academy can give you the leg up to get there.
Just ask one yourself!