Sunday, 21 October 2012

What field of Engineering did/do you study?

Looking at the Engineer Memes fan page it looks like we have all sorts of Engineers from all around the world! It's pretty cool how we all can relate to the same pictures and videos.

It's shocking to see how many types of fields there are in engineering. You can have a mechanical engineer, a civil engineer, an electrical engineer and environmental engineer (just to name a few). I even just received a message the other day where someone asked me if I knew what a packaging engineer was. I told them I didn't and then she told me she was studying it in the Philippines! I was shocked at first and then ended up googling it and found a page that described what it was. I thought it was pretty cool. It's great to see diversity on our facebook page though. It looks like the two popular engineering fields are electrical/electronics and mechanical engineering.

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I made this picture for my fanpage and I thought it was hilarious. It might not be true at your school, but it is definitely true at the school I went too, University of British Columbia. I think in my graduating class (electrical & computer engineering) we had like approximately 20 girls out of 200. I was jealous of chemical and biological engineering though! They had such a better ratio compared to the other departments. However, I wouldn't want to go into chemical and biological engineering because I have no interest in chemistry and biology. I also met a lot of great friends in my department so I am happy with my choice!

So what kind of Engineer are you? Does the photo above reflect your engineering school or all the girls in civil/mechnical engineering at your school? Feel free to comment and discuss!

Or you can just leave a comment of what kind of engineer you are, where you studied, and where you are from, also how many girls were in your class!

Example

Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada, 20/200

127 comments:

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  2. electrical Engineering, Electronics and communications
    and yeah the meme says it all...EE's for ever alone T_T

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  3. Dian Dinev, Bulgaria, Naval engineer (ЕФП - Бакалавър)& Industrial manager (Master degree), Cartoon network tuner, Beer drinker! :) Graduated from Tech Uni of Varna.

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  4. computer engineering

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  5. mechanical engineering. maybe 4-5 girls in a class of 130 :'D

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  6. Civil engineering, majoring in transport engineering and planning. finishing this semester!

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  7. Double Major Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering! I barely have 4-5 people in my classes let alone the chance of there being a girl in class. lol!

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  8. sex engineering.. university of kamasutra....

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  9. Computer Engineering i graduated last year i only had 5 girl classmates in my entire college life hahaha

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  10. mechanical engineering, mexico, 6/60

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  11. vagina engineering

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  12. Mechanical engineering, Michigan tech, 10-8:1 guy: girl up there depending on the class.

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  13. Mechanical engineering, UTFSM Chile. we're 3 girls in a class of 50..

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  14. I'm in chemical engineering and there's maybe 10 girls in my class out of 35. Me being one of them! At least the teachers know us by name!

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  15. How about me ? im an Industrial Engineer .?

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  16. one of 13 girls out of 90, studying (industrial) robotics! i am fucking love it!

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  17. Computer Engineering, Vistula University, Warsaw-Poland
    ->We have 6 girls in a group of 19 .. (the only group with such a phenomenon, 2 groups below me have no girls at all).

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  18. Electromechanical Engineering at University of Beira Interior - Portugal. 3 girls in 50.

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  19. Mechanical Engineering, University of Riau, Indonesia,
    20 men, no girl T_T

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  20. Electrical Engineering and a beautiful girl :)

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  21. Metallurgy And Materials Engeneering - FEUP Portugal

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  22. Electrical Engineering IST - Lisbon, Portugal

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  23. Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), from Dallas, TX. When I was at VMI, it was still all-male, so 0 women in my class.

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  24. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (senior this year) from Colorado in the USA. One of 5girls to 50 guys.

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  25. Computer Engineering, not a single good looking girl in class when was in engineering

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  26. mechanical engg. o girls

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  27. computer and communications engineering 5/32

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  28. I like how everyone didn't mention their school but mentioned the number of girls in their class :D

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  29. Mechanical Engineering, MS&T (formerly UMR). In one class... 6/35 including myself!

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  30. ME @ SJSU. Like 25 women out of 300ish would be my guess

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  31. CSE from India, college is located in Aligarh, U.P. India.
    girls 24/87.
    out of those 24, only 13 girls were good :)

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  32. Civil Engineering, Stanford, USA, not sure but probably 50% women in a class of 10-12... (That was for undergrad. I am now a graduate student at Stanford and the class size has gotten A LOT bigger, while the female:male ratio has gotten A LOT smaller.)

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  33. At computer engineering in the begining the ratio was 12 girls in 120, me being one of them. Now, in the second year, we are only six girls...

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  34. Chemical Engineering, UCT, about 60 girls in 120. Other engineers are envious of us!

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  35. Mechatronics Engineering, UDLAP, México. At first semester we were 5/30. Now, four years later we're only 3/20.

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  36. civil engineering - there is a girl for every man :)

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  37. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON. WEELL THIS IS HOW I PROCRASTINATE I END UP GIVING COMMENTS HERE.

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  38. Marine Engineering, 1/16 female.

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  39. Systems Engineering, we are 5/45.

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  40. BS Biological & Agricultural Engineering, MBE Biological Engineering. I find the chem/bioengineering square hilarious because the ratio in both my graduating classes was around...1:3? 1:4? I never did a headcount but that seems right. Certainly not 3/4ths female.

    I work in R&D in a biotech company and it's 1:1 ratio and my boss is female. But I am the only bioengineer there, the others are biology degrees of various stripes.

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  41. electrical engineering and we are 4 girls out of 48 students

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  42. Mechanical Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines. We had 5 girls at first in a 140-strong batch; 3 didn't make it all the way.

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  43. Nuclear Engineer - North Carolina State University. 4 girls in class of 52 sophomore year. 3 out of 20 graduating.

    As for our description picture, throw a "x1000" on that electrical one and you've about got it.

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  44. Electrical Engineering, there are 3 girls in our class n i m one of them

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  45. PHYSICS! UCSB, SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS! WOOT WOOT....(i have not friends...jk)

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    1. Fire Protection Engineer ... graduating class of 10 from University of Maryland ... GO TERPS!

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  47. Chemical Engineering. American University of Sharjah, UAE.

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  48. Software engineering at École de Technologie Supérieur - Montréal

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  49. Aerospace Engineering. I am one of five girls in my year. There are about 35 total students. haha

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  50. Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. In the freshman class there are 100 people, 20 of us are girls! Proud to be one of them who kicks ass at mixing concrete.

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  51. chemical engineering FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO and yes lots of girls, lucky me :D

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  52. No Physics Engineering ? Physics is mother of engineering yeaahh

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  53. Environmental Engineering, but we're a pretty small chunk of people compared to mechanical and eee.

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  54. Electrical Engineering at Rutgers university. 40% of the solutions we receive from professors is incorrect. Makes learning interesting, since learning from the professors is near impossible and none of the TAs can speak english. Only reason it is hard in my opinion.

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  55. Mechanical engineering specializing in mechatronics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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  56. Nuclear Engineering,University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT), 1 girl, 40 (ish) guys

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  57. Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

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  58. Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at New University of Lisbon,Portugal, a ratio of 1:3 (guys : girls, of course :P )

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  59. Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. I'd actually say our girl to guy ratio is more than 1:3 but it couldn't be much more

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  60. Civil Engineering!
    In my dept there's only a handful of girls, I'm one of the few, and the proud! I can't imagine being any other major

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  61. Renewable Energy Engineering at University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. we have a pretty good ratio, not great but not too bad.

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  62. Mechanical Engineer, graduated in Wrocław Poland, now working in UK Aberdeen. There were 5 girls on my subject, total 81 people :) All the girls on my year were absolutely individuals and had a lot of respect from guys :)

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  63. Automatic Control and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Iasi, Romania. I have about 20 girls in my year (from a total of about 100 students), so we're good compared to what the image says :D

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  64. Electronics Engineering, studying in Gebze Institue of Technology, girls 6/70

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  65. Automatics and Robotics (2nd year) and it counts as computer engineering. We have 10 girls of 120 students. I'm the one of them^^ :))

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  66. Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield because it is the most diverse engineering. Unfortunately out of the 220 or so of us I would say there are 15-20 girls, the picture got it right!

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  67. Computer science at Aalborg university (Denmark)
    There are too few girls.
    And too many boys who thinks our ping pong table is equal a sports hall, so now we have a mist of sweat to counter in all our group rooms.
    But fortunately, I know their next semester they won't have time or it, or they will fail :P

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  68. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
    Mechanical Engineering
    Girl:boy ratio -> 8:30
    And half those girls look like boys...

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  69. electrical dal. About 12 girls and 53 guys

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  70. Marine & plant engineering. 76 in the class. 1 girl. :(

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  71. Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University, 7/90

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  72. chemical engg. here ..
    10 out 120

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  73. Metallurgical Engineering at MIT

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  74. After knowing all the great features of engineering
    as a profession, it will be no surprise that you feel interested in getting this course in college. But before you make up your mind about getting this course, you have to think first if you have the resources of studying a quite expensive course.

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  75. True in physics engineering too

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  76. Electrical Engineering at University of Florida. Ratio must be around 1:4.

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  77. De La Salle University. Mechatronics Eng'g. 1:10

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  78. Electrical Power Engineering, Tenaga Nasional University, Malaysia
    Ratio of B:G= 8:1

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  79. Civil engineers are responsible for designing, constructing, keeping and also organizing the whole process of constructing private and public establishments. These include pipelines, roads, highways, dams, bridges, tunnels, water treatment systems, airports and subdivisions. It is also the responsibility of civil engineers to oversee the activities and overall performance of the people involved in the projects. Although it may seem difficult to perform all the duties of a civil engineer, you will still find great reasons to become one.

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  80. My classes of 90 are about 3/1 male to female. Not bad. But I found my queen at another school, also an engineer. I'm Mechanical at UIC, she is Materials Science at MSU. I win, because I stole from MSU! MU people, can I get a HAY-O!

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  81. Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Engineering @Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Romania

    Ratio of Boys:Girls = 5:1

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  82. When it comes to specialization, a civil engineering student can afford to choose among the areas which he wants to specialize on. As a matter of fact, most of these students based their choice or decision on their own characters and personal interest. These are your options you will have if you choose to proceed to a specialization course: construction, water resources, transportation, structural engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Your options actually don't end in these areas. After graduating from a civil engineering school, you may go on to be a researcher or a teacher perhaps. In short, this job may also involve administrative or office responsibilities.

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  83. Electrical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering. Currently 2 girls out of 50....

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  84. Electronic engineering, second year @ Politecnico di Milano, Italy; we're something like 150 people and only 5 or 6 are female. I'm not jealous of any chemical or biological engineer though - OUR girls are definitely more interesting than theirs. Also, two of them are inside my "university friend circle", so... Yeah :P

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  85. Computer Science all the way

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  86. Chemical engineering at NC State University, and it's very true. There were a ton of females in my class (I'm one of them!)

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  87. chemical petroleum engineering, IPN, Mexico

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  88. Girl studying environmental engineering

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  89. Mining engineering.

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  90. Computer engineering. I only have 3 girls in my class..

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  91. Mechanical!

    That picture is pretty accurate of our classes (at Penn State). My own experience, I was the only girl in group projects, unless I was able to partner up with the other (or another girl) in the clas). Average was 4 girls in a lecture of 30 students (in our major classes). Smaller labs (15-20) had 2-3 girls in them.

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  92. As you can imagine, it is very unlikely that the construction of buildings and other important structures will end. In addition, all the existing facilities need to be maintained or restored, which these engineers are well trained to do. Given these facts, we can easily say that the need for professionals in the field of civil engineering will constantly be on the rise. As nations develop, and as companies continue to seek ways to modernize the production industry, there will surely be the need for civil engineers to oversee these operations. Check This Out

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  93. Electrical engineering right here! Well, hopefully, at least. We don't officially split off until next semester. I know of roughly 10 others banking on electrical, and 3 of us are girls. Ironically, we're also all notably older than average. (Former history & psychology student here...)

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  94. Got my Bachelor's in 2011 in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo. Of the 250 in the program, there were maybe 10 females - I really enjoyed joking around with the guys in classes! Now I live in Texas and work for a Fortune 500 company!

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  95. British MEng (Hons) in Communications Engineering with Business and Management
    British MSc(Dist) Postgraduate Computer Science
    Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council

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  97. I'm in mechanical engineering, and there are about 10/100 girls, in electrical engineering it's the same ratio but they have the hotter chicks...don't even get me started on bio-engineers....

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  98. Mechatronics Engineering... There are some, but DAMN they are boring. As an engineer I would never date an engineer girl... at least not from my college.

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  99. instrumentation and data aquisition:electrical engineering (only one class, there are other 5 classes with other specialities) in Bucharest, Romania: No Girls. hahahaha

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  100. I got my Industrial Engineering degree in 1988 from the University of Illinois. I worked my field for about 10 years and then transitioned into Project Management, which I've been doing ever since. I love working with geeks! :-)

    IE had a more even ratio of men to women.

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  101. Chief Engineer in the Maritime sector

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  102. Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines!

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  103. Electronics & TeleCommunication engg. Pune University (AIT Pune) 6/60

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  104. Does Computer science is an engineering major?

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  105. the first year 4/100
    then in the fourth year 8/80, it seems that men are more likely to drop the career

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    1. Software engineering, but the ratios are the same that in the image

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  106. Civil engineering, Middle East Technical University-Northern Cyprus Campus. There are only 2 girls in a class of 40 students, whereas in chemical engineering, it is the exact opposite.

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  107. Warsaw University of Technology, Biotechnology. Around 25% males (my group is exactly like in the picture :p 1:3 ratio in favour of girls)

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  108. Nanoengineering. Only 1 girl in a class of 60 students at UCSD.

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  109. Biomedical Engineering!! Reppin' Saint Louis University!

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  110. Civil engineering major at Lamar University(Beaumont, Texas)and a proud brother of the beta-gamma chapter of ΣΦΔ! Lol and I have to say this I true and we have some pretty sexy civils ;D

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  111. Computer Science in Bogota, Colombia

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  113. Biomedical engineering, university malaysia perlis, malaysia. More girls than boys.

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  114. Electrical Engineering, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. There isn't any girls.

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