Speaking of Engineering: Women in Engineering

February 13th, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, EN 2006, SJ Carew Building

Topic: How diversity strengthens engineering

The message isn’t new. We need more engineers, especially women. But after 30+ years of study and work to attract and retain more females in engineering, why aren’t we now reaping the benefits?

Panelists will summarize the current state of women in engineering in NL including examples of the impact NL women have made outside of the province; present workforce perspectives on the 20th century versus the 21st century engineer; and discuss engineering education for a changing world not only from women’s perspectives but from perspectives on “diversity” understood more broadly.

Also included will be thoughts on how public engagement can inform and influence how and where our engineers can apply their skills and knowledge for the broader benefit of our society.


Cecilia Moloney, Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University

Janna Rosales, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University

Gloria Montano, President
Women in Science and Engineering Newfoundland and Labrador (WISE NL)

The Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and sponsored by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG NL).