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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
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
Photo courtesy of Women in Computing, Cambridge University
Beatrice “Trixie” Worsley of Toronto has just been recognized with an inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Computer Science Award by the Canadian Association of Computer Science.
Yet, few people in Canada have heard of her.
According to her biographer and champion, Scott M. Campbell of the University of Waterloo, Trixie Worsley “was a pioneering computer scientist and the first female in Canada to make significant contributions to the field.”
The FIRST woman computer scientist in Canada- and few people know her name?
Maybe it’s just a case of nice girls don’t make history. After all, according to Professor Campbell, Worsley did have a quiet and accommodating character.
Then, again, she died young in 1972 before people began to think about the history of computing.READ MORE