Western Engineering Outreach Receives $90,000 NSERC Grant for Women in Engineering
Western Engineering News | September 20, 2018
Western Engineering Outreach was successful in its PromoScience application for the expansion of Women in Engineering outreach programs. PromoScience, a program offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), financially supports organizations that promote STEM fields to young Canadians.
The application was made by Western Engineering Outreach in partnership with
Currently, Outreach supports many Just for Girls programs to help young women in elementary and high school explore the world of engineering. In partnership with the Ontario Network for Women in Engineering, Western Engineering will host Go ENG Girl on October 13 in London and October 20 in Sarnia, where young women spend the day taking part in engineering activities like 3D
The PromoScience grant will be dedicated to additional programs that highlight local female STEM role models and include visits to local industries to see engineering in action. The expansion of programs that reach young women in
In 2017-2018, Western Engineering Outreach reached 12,000+ youth, with 50% of those youth being female. This grant will go a long way to support these programs and ensure future diversity in engineering.