Software Engineering Student
A student in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design, Bronwyn Skelley is now studying Software Engineering with a minor in Industrial Economics. She has made the Dean’s List nearly every semester and has maintained her entrance scholarship, even while changing her subject areas a couple of times.
“I decided to stay at Carleton throughout my switching process because I loved the environment,” she says. “I had made amazing friends, had awesome professors, and countless resources to help me decide where I wanted to go.”
Throughout her time here, Skelley has been involved with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Last year, she wrote posts for the WISE blog and this year she is helping to co-ordinate social events. She has also served as director of the equipment loan program for the Carleton Student Engineering Society.
“Working with WISE has been one of my favourite things at Carleton,” says Skelley. “It has helped me understand how I fit into engineering.”
Skelley has also worked with Virtual Ventures, a not-for-profit organization run by engineering students who want to make a difference in the lives of youth. Virtual Ventures offers nationally recognized technology and engineering programs for youth in grades up to 10. Skelley has worked as an app development instructor as well as a Summer Camp Counsellor.
“We help with a lot of outreach events such as Go ENG Girl and Go Code Girl, which encourage young girls to consider pursuing science, technology, engineering or math as a career.
“I love seeing so many passionate people talk about what they love, and seeing so many young minds enthusiastic about what I enjoy – engineering.”