Provincial Engineering & Geoscience Week


A Salute to Professional Engineers & Geoscientists

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Vice-President, Reservoir Development CELEBRATING OUR ENGINEERS & GEOSCIENTISTS EXPLORE WITH US > Calgary | Virden | Winnipeg At Tundra, professional engineers and geoscientists perform diverse roles in our daily operations. Exploitation Engineer Sustainability Development Engineer Senior Geologist 2 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021 SPECIAL SECTION Leading with Science ® Tetra Tech's innovative, sustainable solutions help our clients reach their goals for water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in every sector and to use that expertise throughout the project life cycle. Our commitment to safety is ingrained in our culture and at the forefront of every project. Provincial_Engineering_narrowindd.indd 1 2/3/2020 9:34:04 AM mcw 175071 F or years, we have been representing engin- eering and geoscience in ways that have turned young women off and away. We have only spoken of the technical sides of the work. The math and science. But engineers do far more than math and science (many eventu- ally don't do math or science regularly or even at all!) Most engineering and geoscience work is about communicating, relationship building, collaborating, critical thinking, problem solv- ing, and strategic planning. HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN OFFER RE-ALIGN THE SCALES: • Ask students what they are passionate about and show them how their passion may align with these fields of study. • Avoid leading any chat with being good at math and science (while math and science play a role, bringing this aspect up first, may dissuade some). • Point out that engineering and geoscience can-and will-be pivotal in solving big world concerns such as, climate change, safe water, or treating disease. • Note that these disciplines can positively affect communities by fixing sanitation issues, designing better supply chains, or food-management systems. • Speak about the local and global opportunities. • Let them know that these fields allow for team and independent work, Talk about being "engineering ready" by taking chemistry and physics grades 11 and 12 and working toward high marks in math and English. Facts work well in guiding youth. Many schools in Northern Manitoba aren't yet able to offer high school science and math pre-requisites. Until there is equitable ac- cess to these pre-requisites for all Indigenous students, it's important for Indigenous students to know about programs such as the Engineer- ing Access Program (ENGAP) that offers bridg- ing to prepare students for first year engineering courses. Let students know it's never too late to take or re-take the pre-requisite courses! Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's Girl Power campaign allows students of all genders to earn a t-shirt using their problem-solving skills in physics, chemistry, and math. Questions are sourced from the Manitoba Grade 9 curriculum. It allows kids to trace a path from where they are to where they could go. Inspire Girls to Change the World as Engineers and Geoscientists GIRL POWER In 2018, 64 of the 224 (22.2%) students who were admitted to the Price Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba were women, and 106 of the total 399 (21.0%) students who applied were women. We can improve those application rates. To find out how to earn a free t-shirt, go to: PROVINCIAL ENGINEERING & GEOSCIENCE MONTH MARCH 2021

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