INSPIRING FUTURE WOMEN IN SCIENCE CONFERENCE

Are you interested in turning your love of science into a career?  Perimeter Institute is inviting female high school students to participate in an inspirational half day conference on Friday March 6, 2015.  The goal is to bring together like minded young women with a strong interest in science and expose them to the rewards, challenges and possibilities of a career in science.

kEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Rima Brek - Rima is a founding member of Ubisoft Toronto and a veteran Ubisoft team member, joining the company in 1998. As Head of Technology, Rima leads all technology development and manages the programming, AI, engine, middleware and software teams at Ubisoft Toronto.  Prior to joining Ubisoft Toronto, Rima worked at Ubisoft Montreal as the Software Lead for the Technology Group. Rima has also worked on the programming and development teams of many hit games including Splinter Cell: Conviction, Rainbow Six Vegas, and Rainbow Six Black Arrow. Rima graduated from McGill University with a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering.

Dianna Cowern - Dianna is a science communicator and educator. She received her degree in physics from MIT and completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship in astrophysics at Harvard. She then worked on mobile applications as a software engineer at General Electric before beginning a position at the University of California, San Diego as a physics outreach coordinator. She is the primary content creator for her educational YouTube channel, Physics Girl.     


Panel discussion

Following the keynote address, students will be given an opportunity to engage in a panel discussion with women that are currently involved in careers using science.     The panel will discuss why they chose to pursue a career in science, the challenges they have faced, and the rewards of their chosen careers.  Participants will be given a unique opportunity to ask questions of the mentors during the panel discussion.    


Speed Mentoring

Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in discussion with women in STEM careers in small groups.      


WHO IS THE CONFERENCE FOR?

The conference is open to all young women currently attending high school.   


how to attend

Registration for the 2015 Conference is now full. To join the waiting list, please download the Conference Registration Form, complete and email to amcdonnell@perimeterinstitute.ca.  If a spot opens up, you will be notified. 


conference schedule (subject to change)

8:30  am    Registration & Arrival
9:00  am    Opening Remarks
9:05  am    Keynote Speakers
10:00 am    Panel Discussion with Mentors including Q/A
11:00  am    Keynote Speaker
11:20  am    Speed Mentoring
12:15  pm    Delegates Depart
 

questions?

Please contact Marie Strickland at mstrickland@perimeterinstitute.ca with any questions.