On Saturday, November 2, Engineers and Geoscientists BC was proud to sponsor Science World’s Girls and STEAM event—a symposium and showcase that connects girls aged 11–13 with workshops, speakers, and mentors in STEAM industries (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math).
This second annual event featured a day full of hands-on activities, mentorship, and workshops—along with chances to meet STEAM recent graduates and working professionals, and interact with companies that strongly support gender diversity in STEAM industries. Participants enjoyed a day filled with interesting workshops, engaging keynote speakers, and unique experiences. They got the chance to be a disease detective, build self-driving cars out of cardboard, and discover how movement can be applied to robots.
Initiatives like Girls and STEAM are an important part of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s commitment to improving gender diversity in the professions, and to achieving 30 by 30—a national goal to increase the percentage of newly-licensed female engineers to 30% by 2030. Through outreach and engagement, we aim to encourage young people—especially young women—to cultivate their confidence and curiosity, expand their potential career choices, and help them become the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers.
For more information, Engineers and Geoscientists BC diversity and inclusion initiatives, including our commitment to 30 by 30, visit egbc.ca/Diversity-and-Inclusion.
Photo: Science World