Girls in Technology

Last week, on a very snowy day, my sister, Nancy Nelson, drove to a nearby town, to do a presentation at an Electronics Day for grade 8 girls. One of the tech teachers at the school is trying to get young people interested in engineering and technology.

Nancy is an electrical engineer, and a professor at Conestoga College in Cambridge. Her program, that she talks about in the video, is “Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies”.

The event was shown on the 6 o’clock news in London, and you can see Nancy in the video below. She starts talking around the 1:00 minute mark in the video.

At the end of the video, a couple of the girls are interviewed, and one seems interested in a technology career. The other girl has something more traditional in mind. I wonder if the split was really 50-50, or if the reporter looked for two girls with opposite views. Maybe they should all consider working with Excel!

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