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    Opinion: Set high expectations of women engineers and they’ll meet them

    By Shiyin Lim, Santa Clara University

    Almost every woman in engineering I’ve talked to knows the pressure of having to prove herself.

    She knows what it’s like to be meticulously perfect in her calculations, and to accept that regardless of her intelligence, her work will be checked again by someone who doesn’t trust her. She knows that at the end of the day, mistakes hold more weight than they should.

    I say almost every woman because I am one of the few that has rarely experienced this. I’m lucky. I’m an anomaly.