Can I be an aeronautical engineer even if I'm a girl?

Hi! I am only a 2nd year high school student but I already want to go to college and to be an aeronautic engineer. I'm actually a girl, but others are saying that aeronautical engineering is only suitable for boys. Do you think I can make it? Do you think I can be an aeronautic engineer, even if I'm a girl? most of them are laughing at me because they are saying that i can't do it, because it's really hard for women. I only want to be an aeronautic engineer. That's all. I don't like any course but aeronautical engineering. But my hopes are going down. Even my parents, they don't have a trust on me. They are the ones who are saying that i cant make it.

I hope you can and you will answer this. I need your help. I want to be a successful aeronautic engineer in the future. that's all i want. I'm working hard in school just to aim my goal. And my goal is to an engineer. That's all. Thanks in advance :)
posted by Keanna, Malolos City on April 9, 2015

Answer by Jamie Krakover

If you have the desire and the drive to be an aeronautical engineer then be an aeronautical engineer. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't. You can regardless of gender, skin color, religion etc. you name it. Women can be aeronautical/aerospace engineers, I know because I am one.

Will it be easy? Sometimes. Will it be hard? Sometimes. But like anything else in life you wont pick up the skills you need overnight. You will have to study hard and learn them and it sounds like you are more than willing to do that. Don't take no for an answer and don't let some small bumps in the road keep your from your dream. Go out there and be an aeronautical engineer. You can do it. From one aeronautical engineer to a future aeronautical engineer, prove them all wrong. You can do it!