According to Plastics News:
Women represented 25.7 percent of people employed in plastics product manufacturing in 2013, according to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s not nearly half the population, but certainly an improvement over decades ago; many of the women Plastics News interviewed recalled a time when they were “the only one in the room.”
Lynzie is a Penn State Behrend alum and tells Plastics News that her passion for plastics was actually sparked in high school, when she used a tabletop injection molding press. She molded screwdrivers and key chains and it made her realize how many things in the world can be made with plastics.
Q: What advice would you give to a person considering a career in the plastics industry?
Nebel: “It’s not as scary as it seems.” I would like to give that advice to any girl thinking about college majors. I think a lot of women don’t think of themselves as “mechanically inclined.” And because of that they may perceive plastics engineering to be too difficult or intimidating.
Congratulations to Lynzie on her success! Read her full interview here