Attracting female engineering students in Calgary

April 27, 2008

Worldwide, universities are struggling to attract more females to Engineering programs. The University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering and Faculty of Education are working together to encourage young women to pursue careers in engineering with the help of a $550,000 investment from Imperial Oil. The outreach program will work with specific schools and communities to promote the world of engineering. The funding will go towards school and research programs, summer camps and internship opportunities. Female engineering students are 24% of the class at uCalgary, compared to a national average of 18%, and about 8% of the professional engineering workforce. uCalgary News Release