It’s not news that women in STEM fields are often underrepresented. Comprising about half of the human population, women make up a significantly smaller portion of fields such as math, science, and engineering. This doesn’t mean that they cannot make a big impact in their field of expertise. Take Donna Strickland, for example, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, who has recently won the Nobel Prize in Physics for her work as a PhD student on laser physics.Read More
Whether as part of a local volunteering initiative to a commercial start-up to a large multinational corporation – female engineers have been able to make a positive difference in the world.Read More
2017 was the first year the Lambton chapter of the PEO was able to team up with Western University to bring Go ENG Girl to Sarnia. The event hosted 47 girls in grades 7 through 10 at Great Lakes Secondary School to learn about the wonderful world of engineering: "A Caring Profession."
The chapter would like to thank Western University for all of their help facilitating this event and bringing it to one of the few non-university cities.
We would also like to thank all of the volunteers that made it possible.
Engineering involves being creative and working in teams of people with different skill sets to solve a problem. Here's a great article about a group of girls creating a solar-powered tent to combat homelessness in their community.
Here's an interesting read on why there are relatively fewer women than men in engineering fields. Despite the article being published in 2010, many women in the field still continue to face the same struggle today.
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