Getting to the root of gender imbalance in STEM fields
February 29, 2016
Doctor of Social Sciences student Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst was interviewed by Ethan Lou of Maclean’s about her quest to find out the causes of and solution to the shortage of women in engineering and whether it has something to do with the way females are taught in highschool.
Here is an excerpt:
“We’re going to take a problem and we’re going to have students design a solution and test it, the way engineers do when you work in the field,” says Tarnai-Lokhorst. “I’m creating this activity that will, I hope, become embedded in the British Columbia science curriculum.”