U of T Engineering’s inaugural Young Women in Engineering Symposium brought 84 of Ontario’s top Grade 12 female science students to St. George campus on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Organized by the Faculty’s Engineering Student Recruitment & Retention Office, with assistance from U of T’s Engineering Outreach Office, the event focussed on the positive impact of engineers and engineering solutions.
The symposium, themed “Design a Better World,” featured a full day of activities including: a keynote address by Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, hands-on engineering workshops, an alumni panel, a “Mythbusters” student panel, a design team & student organization showcase, and lab tours. Participants also had the opportunity to meet current U of T Engineering students, faculty and alumni.
“The speakers really went in-depth about all the different types of engineering, which was amazing!” said Lyssa Kelly, who attends Assumption College in Brantford. “And the Mythbusters panel was great because there’s a lot of ambiguity surrounding engineering, so it helped me a lot.”