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 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.