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Girls for STEM

PEO East Toronto Chapter

Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Girls for STEM

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Are you a girl in grades 4 to 8? Do you want to learn more about STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology & Math)?

Parents, would you like your girl to consider the STEM studies as a high school and post-secondary education? This can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Please come out to a fun and informative event sponsored by the East Toronto Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

The event will have lots of opportunity for questions and will be staffed by female professional engineers and female university engineering students. Girls and parents welcome.

This event is FREE but space will be limited.


  • 1 pm to 1:30 pm Registration and lunch,
  • 1:30 to 2 pm. Welcome/introductions  and guest speaker Marisa Sterling P. Eng Assistant Dean, Inclusivity and Diversity at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University
  • 2 pm to 3 pm Mad Science (a fun, entertaining and interactive demonstration by the Mad Science team)
  • 3 pm to 4 pm . Door prizes, closing remarks, informal networking with women engineers from the East Toronto Chapter and female Ryerson Engineering students

Speaker:  Marisa SterlingMarisa Sterling

Marisa Sterling, P.Eng. is Assistant Dean, Inclusivity and Diversity at York University's Lassonde School of Engineering. In this role, she is leading a $1.5million challenge to be the first engineering school in Canada to achieve 50% women enrollment, gender balance. She is also the President of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education, the profession's charitable organisation that provides over $150,000 in scholarships annually to Ontario's 15 engineering schools. She is a chemical engineering graduate of the University of Toronto and a yoga teacher in her spare time.

Mad Science - leading science enrichment provider Mad Science

Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic. Their approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers.



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If riding the TTC, take the East – 70 O’Connor bus from Coxwell Station toward Warden Station, going northbound on Coxwell Ave. Drop off at Barker Ave., walk north 30m, then turn left (West) into Memorial Park Ave. and walk for two blocks to reach the library.

If driving, you will find limited parking at the library and additional free (after 6 pm) parking on the City of Toronto parking lot immediately north of the library.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail Ron Clarkin P. Eng, Education Outreach Chair East Toronto Chapter PEO  at 416-899-1544,




Have questions about Girls for STEM? Contact PEO East Toronto Chapter

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S. Walter Stewart Library
170 Memorial Park Ave
Toronto, ON M4J 2K5

Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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