It was science talk when Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) set up shop in the gym at the Port Hope High School on February 15 to present Science at Work, an interactive session with hands-on activities, demonstrations and an opportunity to speak with women working in all areas of science on the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI).
The event was held to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed in February each year to promote full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls.
“It was great to see students speak directly with women working on one of Canada’s largest environmental remediation projects, as CNL encourages girls to work in science,” stated Bill Daly, Director, Public & Licensing Communications for CNL. “There has been tremendous progress over the years for women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, though there is still a significant gender gap in these careers all over the world.”
More than 100 students participated throughout the morning: learning more about the PHAI; trying out tools and equipment; asking great questions and speaking one-on-one with women working in the science field about their education, career path and current positions.
As Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, CNL works closely with the education sector from elementary to post-secondary to share information, pursue research and promote science-based initiatives and activities. Through the Port Hope office, CNL staff have carried out more than 60 education initiatives to date, including presentations, tours and special events.
As part of a comprehensive Public Information Program, CNL welcomes the opportunity to speak to community members of all ages on a range of project-related topics.
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