Women in Engineering
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 engineering as a viable academic and career path. Changing perceptions and fostering interest in engineering 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.
Female Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Increase in Female Enrollment since 2015
Rise in Female Engineering Applications in 2018
It’s So Much More Than Math
Asked to reflect on when her interest in engineering began, Megan McEwen tells a story about her 9th birthday, when she ripped the small circuit out of a musical birthday... More
Graduate Research Highlights Sustainable Benefits of Biofiltration
Ever wondered what processes your water goes through before it ends up in your glass? Ashley Piche, a Master of Applied Science student in Environmental Engineering at Carleton University has compared the... More
Carleton Architecture PhD Student Wins Prestigious Vanier Award
Carleton PhD students Trycia Bazinet, from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon, from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, have both won Vanier awards. These extremely prestigious scholarships... More
Female Faculty Members
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.