Women in Engineering and IT

The Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton is committed to initiatives which support women in engineering, IT and design – at every step along their journey.

Too often, female high school and elementary students do not view STEM as a viable academic and career path. Changing perceptions and fostering interest in engineering, tech and innovation among young women in our community is a major priority of the Faculty. The recruitment and retention of women in our engineering programs will help foster the next generation of leaders of industry, contributing to a larger, qualified and diverse workforce.

Our efforts start before university begins. Through significant involvement with youth in the community, girls technology camps, Brownie and Girl Guide engineering badge day events and tailored recruitment outreach, the Faculty is investing in fostering a passion for STEM fields early in life.

2019-2020 Annual Report

Over the 2019-2020 academic year we hit a number of milestone accomplishments at the Faculty of Engineering and Design for supporting young women and girls at Carleton University along their journey in STEM. Thank you to the volunteers who make our work possible and impactful.

Download the 2019-2020 annual report.


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Female Faculty Members

Research Spotlight: Francesca Tsimiklis

Find out how mechanical engineering MASc candidate Francesca is working towards injury prevention and a better future for professional musicians.

Research Spotlight: Alicia Gal

Find out how biomedical engineering PhD candidate Alicia is helping to build a more accessible future through groundbreaking research on the biomechanics of sledge hockey.