150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM #CanWomenSTEM150

By Doina Oncel on February 11, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150 Engineering Math Mathematics Science Technology

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Date: February 10, 2017

 

hEr VOLUTION PRESENTS 150 DAYS OF CANADIAN WOMEN IN STEM

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, hEr VOLUTION focuses on celebrating
Canadian Women in STEM

 

150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM is the first-of-its-kind initiative focusing on celebrating Canadian Women in STEM, via Social Media. We will commit to bringing awareness to the achievements accomplished by the “hidden figures” in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields in Canada.READ MORE

Is the online learning strategy the best solution to improve math scores in Ontario students?

By Doina Oncel on September 25, 2016 under featured Math Mathematics

Post originally published on Huffington Post.

With the recent news release, that Ontario students are doing poorly at math, it is imperative to focus on this issue now as it affects not only our current students and schools but our economy in the long run.

While STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused professions are the future of our economy they require a high level of math knowledge. For example, to enter an engineering field one must have a high understanding of math and, if not learned early it may be a loss that the next generation will have to deal with when losing opportunities in the future.

While the idea of having a one hour blocked time for math learning in classrooms is a great solution, I am personally not convinced when it comes to the online learning strategy. It is very interesting to see how many kids and their parents will actually have access to online resources considering that, although we live in one of the best nations in the world, many people do not have a computer and Internet access at home.READ MORE

What does it take to raise confident women in today’s society?

By Doina Oncel on May 24, 2016 under Math Success

DSC00679Being a young woman in today’s society is not an easy and effortless thing to be. Although there were some attempts by a few brands to use the media to tell women that they are sufficient  just by being themselves, the messages that we are not good enough as women are still predominant. Based on many conducted surveys, young women are faced with the challenge of belonging in the society and, in order to feel accepted, some of them go to extreme measures.

What we know for sure is that positive self esteem is a key source to change the way women look at themselves. Confidence attracts excellence and vice-versa. What does it take to raise confident women in today’s society?

Education: 

Investing in education for girls is one major component in overcoming the self esteem struggle. However, if we still use the same teaching methods that were used centuries ago we will not be able to see positive results, we will not be able to disrupt a movement or revolutionize the way young women will be influenced to learn about themselves and their roles in society.  Education has to become main concern at home with parental involvement.  Parents need to take a stand in their daughters’  learning and teaching young women to read between the lines is crucial to how they will see the world and themselves.  21st Century Learning is an important factor which is overseen in schools today. Books still reflect the men of the society from the past who are recognized as innovators while the women who’ve made an equal or greater impact have been neglected.

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