POWE (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering) is a student run, philanthropic group under the Engineering Undergraduate Society of McGill University. Our goals are to encourage the presence of women in engineering and to increase awareness about the amazing contributions women have made to engineering. We also work to inform young women about the many career opportunities available to them in the field of engineering through on-campus activities, a high school outreach program, and various fundraisers.
Our main event is an annual conference for future women in engineering, which invites girls from high school and CGEP to McGill for a day. At the conference, the girls are able to experience what it is like to be a girl in engineering through campus tours, a design competition and addresses from students and professors from all departments of engineering. The goals of the conference are
- To encourage young girls coming from high school to pursue a higher education in engineering.
- To promote the equal opportunities which exist for women in the field of engineering.
We believe the Conference gives students a great introduction to engineering and an opportunity to identify with female engineers. It is equally rewarding for us as we have the chance to pass on information we have learned over the years and help foster the growth of future women in engineering. If you are interested in registering for this conference, please visit our website and fill in the online registration form.
Through our website, we hope to make our committee more accessible to students at McGill who want to get involved, students at other schools and institutions who are interested in our activities, and women in engineering who are interested in helping us with our mission. If you are interested in POWE in any way, shape, or form, check back from time to time to see what we’re up to or send us an powe [at] mcgilleus.ca (email) , and get involved!