Julie Ladiges selected as winner of the AMEC Master's Scholarship in Engineering

Currently enrolled at The University of Western Ontario completing a Master of Engineering Science degree in digital signal processing and hearing science, Julie Ladiges has been selected as the winner of the 2010 $10,000 AMEC Master’s Scholarship in Engineering.

Julie is a leader in the student government and has contributed to Western’s Engineering Society in a variety of positions. She is also involved in the Go Eng Girl outreach program as a peer mentor and she is “proud to have given many girls the knowledge, confidence, and opportunities required to consider engineering, and to succeed as an engineer.”

Along with the scholarship, Julie will receive an expense-paid trip as a guest of AMEC to the CEMF Annual Awards Luncheon in Vancouver at the Annual General Meeting of Engineers Canada being held on May 28, 2010.

“The award is conditional on me giving two outreach presentations about engineering,” Julie explains. “I plan to do one presentation in London and one in my former high school in Almonte, Ontario. It will be an interactive demo where I make live recordings of the students playing instruments or singing/whistling and we look at and listen to the recordings to see how changing the sample rate affects the sound.”

Julie’s overall goal with the presentations is to get students excited about engineering and challenge engineering stereotypes.

Since 1990, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation has been promoting engineering as a career choice for young Canadian women through its extensive scholarship program, a website that attracts hundreds of new visitors a month, social media programming, and national public relations and marketing campaigns and scholarship winner presentations to high school students.

The Foundation provides a total of 13 scholarships every year at all university degree levels.

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.: Allison Stevenson
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