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
Two Students Recognized with Adrian Chan Award for Volunteer and Community Service
It is a first in its eight-year history that more than one deserving student from the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design has been recognized with the Adrian D.C. Chan... More
Carleton Announces Provost Scholar Award Recipients
Discovery Centre Director Alan Steele and Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin presented nine undergraduate Carleton students with Provost Scholar Awards on Monday, April 8. Funded by the Office of... More
Carleton’s Global Water Institute to Host Event on Gender and Water Quality
In honour of World Water Day, Carleton University’s Global Water Institute (GWI) and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) will co-host Gender and Water Quality: Women Do Most of the Work! – with speaker... More
Carleton’s Virtual Ventures Program Launches Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Camp
Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures, an award-winning program that offers after school, summer camp and outreach programs for students in the fields of technology and engineering, will launch the new mechanical... More
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.