Girls SySTEM on International Women’s Day 2021

Congratulations to Ailish for winning our Rigol scope, and continuing to add to the number of women/girls in the STEM industry.

Ailish Moher – I am a 15-year-old high school student from Ottawa, ON. I am interested in going into aerospace/mechanical engineering since I love physics and mathematics. I have always known I wanted to go into a STEM field and have been researching career opportunities, internships, and mentors. GSM really helped me find diverse careers within STEM.

The Girls SySTEM program aims to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by pairing students in grades 7-12 with professional mentors from a diverse range of fields. In doing so, our mentees are able to acquire first-hand knowledge of STEM early on in their academic careers, which we hope will be vital in building the confidence they need in order to break into historically (and presently!) male-dominated spheres. We also promise to provide our mentees with critical insight into various STEM careers so that they are given the ability to make more informed decisions about their futures.