February 13, 2021
Kootenay women will take quantum leap into science and tech
Quantum Leaps: Women in STEAM and Management Convention is a digital and FREE occasion for all women within the Kootenay Boundary in grades 8 to 12.
Organized by GLOWS (the Kootenay Affiliation for Science & Expertise’s youth program), this digital convention is a community-led initiative happening on March 8 from 3:30 -8 p.m. PST.
Members on this participating interactive on-line convention will meet and hearken to feminine STEAM (Science, Expertise, Engineering, Arts and Math) professionals and study their distinctive journeys and insights.
Aligning this 12 months’s occasion with Worldwide Girls’s Day 2021 was purposeful. The theme this 12 months is ‘Select to Problem,’ which means to talk up once you witness or expertise wrongness. In different phrases – use your voice.
It is a ability inherent to girls’s management and a catalyst for ending inequality in STEAM. Since girls are nonetheless underrepresented in these fields, GLOWS goals to encourage and educate women to know all their alternatives in STEAM careers in a skillful manner. Members will achieve an understanding of how the way forward for work is altering as a result of science and expertise and so they’ll study in regards to the abilities they’ll have to thrive as they navigate their journey from pupil to working skilled.
Utilizing the net platform, Collect, GLOWS will emphasize the significance of connection and belonging and spotlight regional relationship-building alternatives. This interactive platform will permit individuals to maneuver across the digital area with a 2D avatar and interactions with their webcam and microphone are doable after they’re in the identical digital area as one other participant.
“As we have been planning this occasion, we acknowledged the significance of attempting to satisfy women the place they’re at – deeply experiencing the challenges of navigating pandemic life,” mentioned Tanya Malcolm, GLOWS program supervisor. “Quantum Leaps shouldn’t be solely providing women the chance to discover and uncover their pursuits in STEAM, we’re intentional about inspiring them by means of mentorship and illustration of ladies’s management.”
When individuals register, they’ll have the chance to decide on their very own journey for a customized Quantum Leaps expertise.
Reimagining Work for a Higher Future – Tracey Malcolm, World Way forward for Work Chief at Willis Towers Watson Local weather Change;
Altering the world – Jillian Lennartz, Sustainability Reporting at Teck Sources.
My Story as a Younger Feminine STEAM Founder – Mylene Tu, Co-Founder and CEO at Lumaki Labs Inc;
The Journey – An Perception into the Rewarding World of Trades – Gabrielle Herle, Well being and Security Coordinator Development Upkeep at Native 2300;
Tales from an Unintentional Miner – Cassandra Spence, Supervisor, Processing Automation at Teck Sources;
Why Rocks Matter – Hannah Mills & Anelda van Staden, Senior Course of Mineralogist at Teck Sources.
How Engineering Creates Alternatives – Sandra Boer, Former Technical Undertaking Supervisor at Nortel Networks Water and Life – Mia Otto, Senior Aquatic Biologist at Lotic Environmental.
See How Synthetic Intelligence Can Assist Reinvent Work – Tracey Malcolm, World Way forward for Work Chief at Willis Towers Watson;
Getting Began as an Entrepreneur – Annika Lui, Labs Director at League of Innovators;
No Fallacious Solutions – How Engineers Downside Clear up – Anne Simonen, Engineering Technician at Metropolis of Castlegar.
To study extra about Quantum Leaps 2021: Women in STEAM & Management Convention, go to www.kast.com/quantumleaps.
This occasion is sponsored by: Teck Sources, Advancing Girls in Engineering and Expertise, Chinook Scaffold Methods Ltd. and the Abilities Centre serving the Decrease Columbia River area.