This project focused on considering the progress of feminism in America, particularly since the 1960s, and how this progress has been reflected in the world of engineering. Further research into the large gaps between genders led me to the conclusion that women in engineering continue to have many battles to fight. This realization leaves me concerned about my ability to resolve the tension between being a female and being an engineer, but I remain confident in my abilities to be successful.
I reflected this confusion and tension that I feel, in addition to my hope for resolution, in a textile reworking of a portrait I first drew in the spring of my sophomore year. Via material, color choice, and inspiring artists, I attempted to convey both uneasiness and comfort to the audience.
Gutcher, Molly, "Being a Female Engineer: A Dialectic" (2011). 2011 AHS Capstone Projects. 3.