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Women in Engineering (WIE) is dedicated to providing education for female students considering engineering as a career, and to promoting a friendly and supportive environment in which women can pursue their engineering studies. Our outreach activities have allowed us to study the attitudes of high school students towards engineering, and to work on eliminating the barriers that may exist for young women in terms of studying engineering and launching exciting engineering careers.

Dr. Habiba Bougherara of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a pioneer of a composite bone-repair material that can increase the performance of implants.

Fourth-year aerospace engineering student Rose Ghamari is the current president of the Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS). She knew from a young age she wanted to be an engineer so she could help make the world a better place.

Dr. Bo Tan of the Department of Aerospace Engineering breaks new ground in micro-fabrication of materials with the use of short-pulsed lasers.

Biomedical engineering graduate Nika Zolfaghari chose to study engineering because she always loved helping people. She's currently pursuing her Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson.

Dr. Ginette Turcotte of the Department of Chemical Engineering explores new ways to prepare straw, a waste product, for conversion into biofuel.

Biomedical engineering graduate Suba Seevaratnam (middle) chose engineering as a field of study so she could explore different options to help people. She's currently pursuing her Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson.

Dr. Frankie Stewart of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a strong advocate for women in engineering. She's developed outreach activities to provide young girls with access to positive, hands-on engineering experiences, including WIE's ROPE and Badge Day programs.

Ryerson is part of a four-university partnership that received $1.4 million from Hydro One in March 2013 to help address the shortage of female engineers in Ontario. Photo courtesy Clifton Li.

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Women in Engineering (WIE)
womeng@ryerson.ca
416-979-5000 ext. 7220

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