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Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era
Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Salma Salhi, Student at Sir Winston Churchill High School; and Grace Liang, Student at William Aberhart High School
Sponsored by Nureva
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As the world embraces science and technology, more and more people are needed to help bring innovation to life. However, the vast majority of students that choose to pursue a career in the STEM fields are male, even though women generally outperform men in math and science. In an increasingly interconnected world, girls are needed to contribute their ideas and to help discover solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. But, despite their aptitude for the STEM fields, most girls choose not to pursue a STEM career. Why does this occur?
In this edWebinar, presented by two high school students with a strong interest in pursuing careers in the STEM fields, dedicated to getting more girls to participate in STEM. In this edWebinar learn:
- How they became interested in STEM
- Issues that girls face in STEM with regards to gender imbalance and why so many girls choose not to pursue STEM
- Programs that educators and students can implement in their schools to encourage more girls to pursue STEM
Together we can work to eliminate this gender disparity and start a new era in which girls are more involved in the future of STEM.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to any educator, at any level, and we encourage teachers to view the presentation with their students.
About the Presenters
Grace Liang is about to enter her grade 12 year at William Aberhart High School. She has been involved in STEM since she first played with Lego. In recent years, she has been highly involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition and has created a mobile startup business in the Technovation program along with a team of 5. Outside of STEM Grace is a competitive pianist and an EDM artist, the founder of the Toastmasters Calgary Youth Gavel Club, and enjoys oil painting and writing.
Salma Salhi is a grade 12 student at Sir Winston Churchill High School. She has been involved in many clubs and organizations relating to STEM, including Technovation, where she created a mobile startup business together with a team from her school. She is currently completing an internship at Nureva. Salma has attended writing conferences and been involved with numerous charities such as Free the Children and We Day. In her spare time, Salma enjoys reading, writing, learning programming languages, watching Netflix, and playing the cello.
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