We aim to create long-lasting memories with handmade gifts on special occasions for our students. Beyond that, ‘enjoying’ true Mathnasium enthusiasts showing the success of the Mathnasium Method™ is the ultimate reward.
June 23 is the International Women in Engineering Day! Did you know that in Canada women make up less than 25% of people employed in STEM careers, and accounted for only 20.6% of newly licensed engineers in 2020? That’s why Engineers Canada launched the 30 by 30 initiative, aiming to increase the number of female newly licensed engineers to 30% by 2030.
Among other provinces and territories in Canada, our province Alberta has the third highest percentage of newly female engineers. Yay to us! ðŸ˜Š
The world challenges are becoming more complex, and engineering will find the best solutions for these problems when solved by using all perspectives and experiences. Increasing female presence in the engineering field will lead to better solutions.
There are some federally funded programs to engage girls and women in STEM. One such example is Robogals, where one of our instructors, Ilena, was actively involved for a long time when she was a mechanical engineering student at the University of Calgary until well after she graduated.
How to inspire your daughter to become one?
They say to overcome gender imbalance requires the collective efforts of governments, industry stakeholders and education institutions. But in our opinion, making girls interested in STEM is the first step and should start early – and family plays a critical role. But how? Here is some advice – some are taken from How to Raise a Female Engineer and Want your Daughter to be an Engineer? Here’s How You Do it.
Engaging girls in STEM! Role models do not have to be famous engineers, but can be those who they meet in real life. Here, our engineer Ilena is showing these girls how to build a robot. Special STEM activities like Robotics and Coding will be added this summer, and these girls are so excited!
Let’s inspire our daughters to be whatever they want - including to be an engineer or working in a STEM field. Give them support they need to reach their fullest potential!
Mathnasium of Red Deer is your neighbourhood’s math-only learning centre, and we are here to help your child. Our centre director, Riwan, and the whole team, would be happy to meet you! We are conveniently located in the shopping destination area in Red Deer: 5250 22nd St, Unit 30 B – at the Gaetz Avenue Crossing shopping centre, in the same area as Chapters Indigo/Starbucks, Michael Arts, Petland and Ashley, and the phone number is 403-872 MATH (6284).
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