Hannah, Ahville asked Yusan Lin, Penn State University

AddedTuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Challenges for girls in an engineering workforce
Do people tell you that when you were trying to get this job you cant do it cause your a girl and from a different country?
Related to Opportunities/Challenges for Women, Work Environment
  • Yusan Lin , Penn State University
    Answered Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM
    Hello Hannah,
    
    Thank you for your question. There has been some difficulties I faced on the journey of being as a female Engineering student. There was once my TA in undergraduate doubted whether I has other boys to help me write my programming assignment. There was also a professor looked at me and questioned: "You look like this and you can write program?"
    
    Both times I felt really frustrated. However, now when looking back on those things, I'm glad I turned them into motivation instead of frustration later on.
    
    While regarding to me coming from a foreign country, no one has ever doubted my capability because of that. And I am very proud of being a Taiwanese fighting in the United States :)