Information for Students
Help for Students - Links to Other Web Sites
Would you like to be an engineer? Would you like to know about engineering as a career? Not certain if engineering is for you?
Well, this is a good place to start to find answers to your questions!
And Teachers will find some good information here too!
Web Sites that are Helpful (listed in alphabetical order)
"Changing the Curve: Women in Computing."
This resource explores the history and influence of women in computer science, looking at some of the field's key figures and then reviewing some statistics on how women's representation in technical fields has evolved over the last several decades.
Discover E High School Workshops (Canadian)
Ryerson Polytechnic University faculty, staff and students run this program. The goal is to raise awareness about careers in engineering among all high school students. The workshops are run in co-ed classroom environment and while not just for female students, female presenters are used to provide positive role models. Each workshop begins with a 15-20 minute discussion about what Engineering is, how it applies to our daily lives, and about opportunities in engineering. After the discussion, a hands-on activity will take place followed by a question and workshop evaluation.
Discover Engineering (Canadian)
Discover Engineering web site combined with Zoom, a popular PBS television show for children ages 6 – 11, provides exciting resources for children exploring the profession of Engineering. Designed to motivate and help kids develop problem-solving skills, this site also provides positive images of engineers. Interactive links and tools, including games, sites of interest, videos, virtual tours and downloads combined with training and outreach events, bring the exciting world of engineering to kids. The site is geared to children.
Elevators article on Women in Engineering and Technology
Through the use of science and math, engineering has helped to create the technologically advanced world that is often taken for granted in modern times. Although engineering is responsible for many modern marvels, its use can be found centuries in the past, as far back as ancient times. While engineering has historically been a field dominated by men, they are not the only ones to have made major accomplishments in this area. There have been, and continue to be, numerous highly successful female engineers. While their accomplishments are well-known, their names may not be universally recognized by those outside of their field. Through education, people can acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of famous female engineers and, as a result, encourage more girls to pursue engineering as a future career path.
Engineering Girl (Canadian and American)
The Engineer Girl website is part of the National Academy of Engineering’s Celebration of Women in Engineering project. Bright, energetic girls - just like you - from all around United States and Canada helped the National Academy of Engineering with this site. It has fun facts, links to other sites, and information on great achievements of women in engineering, careers and more!!
Engineering: Your Future (American)
This website answers all the frequently asked questions on engineering including what it is, if a career in engineering suits you, what engineering technology is about, and lists the 20 Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century. It also has information on contests, a self-assessment quiz and a resources list. Visit this one-stop shop to find out everything you want to know about engineering as a career.
The Generation-E web site provided by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, provides students with an interactive exploration of engineering innovations, career paths and opportunities, with supporting resources for teachers and guidance counselors. The site provides links covering 14 different fields of engineering with profiles in particular engineering disciplines along with a downloadable career magazine for Canadian university engineering students, containing articles of interest. The site is geared to secondary students, university students, teachers, and guidance counselors.
H.A.R.E (A different website run by engineers)
If you want to know a bit more about women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), then this article on getting girls involved is worth reading. http://ithare.com/tips-for-getting-girls-involved-in-stem/
CEMF would like to thank Alyssa Roberts, Grade 6 (2016), for bringing this resource to our attention.
HIGH SCHOOLER’S GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR AN ENGINEERING COLLEGE
For students interested in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), the economic forecast is quite favorable for both careers and college majors. STEM occupations are expected to grow to more than nine million by 2022. Our economy needs STEM graduates who have the entrepreneurial spirit to address challenges in a rapidly evolving global economy.
JETS promotes interest in engineering, science, mathematics, and technology, and is dedicated to providing real-world engineering and problem-solving experience to high school students. The goal is to challenge students to discover engineering in high school by putting them in touch with engineers, showing them what engineers do, and demonstrating how the math and science concepts they are learning in class are applied in real life to engineering problems. Through competitions and programs, JETS serves over 30,000 students and 2,000 teachers, and holds programs on 150 college campuses each year.
The Physics of Hockey (Canadian)
Hockey is a real playground for science and engineering. It involves the physics of ice, the biomechanics of skating, collisions between players, the slap shot, puck ballistics and aerodynamics, just to name a few. Here is a great novel website developed by two Canadians who play the game and just happen to be professors at the University of Moncton!
"Resources for Women in Computer Technology"
This resource reviews the history of women in science and technology, explores career opportunities and identifies resources to help women explore and grow in computer science fields.
Student Page (Canadian)
The Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) has a page on its website just for students! Find out about careers in Engineering, accredited university programs in Nova Scotia, the benefits of being an APENS student member or read one of the diaries of engineers working in various fields.
Title Pro's Tinkering Guide www.titlemax.com/articles/title-pros-tinkering-guide/
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These subjects are a part of every aspect of our lives. Science explains the processes that are happening within us and around us. Science helps us understand our natural world, including the sun, stars, moon, ocean, animals, weather, plants, and more. Technology is growing in its importance to our everyday functions of life.
Vega Science Trust (United Kingdom)
Vega Science Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes, science, engineering and technology. Of particular interest are the Trust's set of career programmes – Snapshots at http://vega.org.uk/video/series/10 . Two of the short 15 minute programmes feature young women engineers. All programmes aim to show the day in the life of a young scientist and stream without payment from the Trust's website.
Women in STEM: College and Career Guide
Women in STEM: A Guide to Bridging the Gender Gap
Historically, women have been systematically excluded from higher education. Although we’ve made great progress in opening education to women in recent decades, there is still a great deal of work that remains to be done. This is especially true in the STEM fields, which see a great imbalance of male to female students compared to other college degree programs.
Women in STEM: A Guide to Bridging the Gender Gap