Discovering Our Potential: Women in Engineering

Discovering Our Potential: Women in Engineering

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This inspiring look at non-traditional career choices for women presents commentary from a diverse group of women engineers. They enthusiastically explain what their work involves and what it means to them personally. As they speak, the resounding message is that young women should consider all options when planning for their futures.

The following women are among those featured in Women in Engineering:

* Karen DiConti talks about how her native traditional ways have influenced her work as an engineer;

* Julie Payette is an astronaut who is thrilled to be the second women to join the Canadian Space Agency;

* Nancy Paris-Seeley is a biomedical engineer who strongly believes that engineering is one of the great helping professions;

* Leanna Mah is a civil engineer who intends to encourage her infant daughter to pursue a career one day.

This video encourages young women to take math and sciences while in high school and to set objectives for themselves. Short dramatic sequences emphasize some of the key points addressed.

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