What Is Engineering?

As an ambassador for the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, I had the pleasure of presenting to a number of high school math classes at Ashbury College in Ottawa in March - one week before the lockdown happened! I spoke about why I chose to pursue engineering, the amazing experiences I have had on my journey so far and how a future in engineering can open the door to endless opportunities. Check out the video and presentation here: #engineering #outreach #cemf #canadia

Lady Boss #4: Lisa Crofoot

Lisa is currently completing her Masters in System Design and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has a BASc and MASc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a mechanical and systems engineer at a manufacturing company that designed and built large structural mechanical systems like telescopes and amusement park rides. Lisa aspires to be a technology leader, and to make products that make the world be

Lady Boss #3: Cassondra Fonseca

Cassondra has a BASc in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University. Determined to use her electrical engineering skills, she started her career at Hydro One in Protection Design and recently made the transition to the Project Engineering group. Cassondra has always lead an active lifestyle. She grew up dancing competitively and playing team sports including soccer, basketball, and hockey. Cassondra has maintained her love of sport by playing co-ed soccer, volleyball, and

Lady Boss #2: Lauren Bates

Lauren has a BASc in Applied Mathematics and Engineering from Queen's University, with a strong focus on design. She loves baking, being outdoors, dog parenting, and fly fishing. Lauren started her tech career in software development but now happily resides in product management, designing and launching products in mobile gaming, enterprise governance, and fintech. What has been your biggest professional accomplishment? I lead the design and development of a mobile fintech ap

Failure is not an option, or is it?

Perfection seems to be the dream, but is it a reality? Read on to hear how failure helped shape who I am today and how you can use it as a step in a journey to reach for the stars. Coming out of a fantastic weekend speaking at Camp Engies, I just had to write my first {EM}otivation post. I have so many topics I want to cover in this category and have been having a hard time deciding where to start, but the inspiration I got from the councillors and young ladies at Camp Engies


Why do you need to know the cosine law or the Pythagorean theorem? Who cares what type of triangle it is, right? WRONG! Understanding trigonometry basics can go a long way. From determining the proper angle and lengths when you're building pretty much anything (i.e. deck, flower box, picture frame, drywall trim) to designing code to control a robotic arm! As with any math or scientific principle, a good understanding of the basics will set you apart from your peers once you c

Space Race 2.0

We are in an era where technology is advancing rapidly, expanding our capabilities further than ever before. For the space industry, that means countries around the world have their sights set on the red planet! Welcome to Space Race 2.0: Mars. What better way to start off the Science! section than with the recent Falcon Heavy launch! While not ALL of my Science! posts will be about space, I am extremely passionate about the advancement of space exploration capabilities and w

Lady Boss #1: Tanya Schade

Tanya has a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University. She loves yoga, fitness, health & nutrition and vegetarian cooking. Read on for more about her career's ups and downs, what motivates her and her advice for young women interested in STEM. What has been your biggest professional accomplishment? I was sought out by one of the Canadian VPs of one of the biggest elevator companies in the world to work for him. He told me that everyone he spoke to within the indu