Teachers and Guidance Counselors

Engineering is much more than building structures and machines; it is about using background knowledge and creativity to design solutions to all types of problems. Engineering students are great problem solvers; they are dedicated to their work and studies. Engineers are well versed in science and math but also have a creative streak. They love using their knowledge to solve problems. To be accepted into an engineering degree students have to fulfill a number of requirements. Each post-secondary institution has different requirements but they all include the completion of senior high school science and math in particular physics, chemistry, and calculus. Students can also buffer their application with extra-curricular activities. There are lots of scholarship opportunities for students, in particular young women, to take advantage of.

We are pleased to offer lesson extensions including PowerPoints, student worksheets and videos to support learning around the Motion unit and the Energy in our Society unit for Grade 11 Physics teachers.  Each activity is designed make real-world connections and demonstrate the community benefit of physics to students, in order to appeal to a diverse group of students and address retention issues for grade 12 physics enrollment.

For instant and FREE access to the lesson extensions email onwieteachertraining@gmail.com.

You’ll receive an automated email within 10 minutes. Please be sure to check your junk/spam/other email folder as the email with links often gets routed there. If you still can’t receive it, email waldrone@mcmaster.ca for help.

30 by 30: K-12 Outreach Guide:

This guide is meant to set a path for engineering outreach programs that will help reach 30 by 30, address negative stereotypes, and promote inclusive practices for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, class, or visible/invisible disability. It is intended for use in girl-only and mixed-gender outreach programs.

Here is an infographic to show how you can support students on the path to an engineering degree.

Students can learn more about engineering by visiting a university in their area or attending an outreach event such as Go ENG Girl.

Click here to find out more about Engineering Programs.

Get to know more about What Engineering Is.

Are you an advocate for Equity in Engineering? Check out the following resources:

Exemplary Practices: Access and Equity

Exemplary Practices: Engaging Girls in STEM

Getting Girls Interested in STEM Education – Winnie

Women in STEM

CS Equity Guide

Women in STEM: A Guide to Bridging the Gender Gap

There are many fantastic learning resources to help teach STEM effectively. Check out here for some suggestions about how to approach STEM activities.

Looking for fun STEM activities? Check out the Fun Activities section on our website.

For more STEM related resources click here.