CSME Women in Mechanical Engineering

CSME Women in Mechanical Engineering welcomes you to this page. With this page, we intend to inspire and empower women to embark on engineering as their career while celebrating the achievements of Canadian women mechanical engineers, who have taken the leadership in the mechanical engineering profession and serve as role models for others. We hope to show, through examples, how they were inspired to become mechanical engineers and to share their advice to women who consider a career in engineering. This is an on-going project. If you are a women mechanical engineer or know a woman mechanical engineer, please contact CSME History Chair Sam Nakhla, satnakhla@mun.ca. We would love to know your career story and share your advice with others.

Example:

Carolyn Ren, a fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, was recently featured in a book published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM). The book, Women of Innovation, details the stories of 20 inspiring engineers who overcame adversity and excelled in their careers. Dr. Ren is a professor in the department of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo, a Canada Research Chair, and co-founder of two corporations. Her story of immigration to Canada makes all of her accomplishments that much more inspiring: http://magazine.cim.org/en/voices/carolyn-ren/.

Other Truly Inspiring Women Mechanical Engineers:


Ruxandra Mihaela Botez, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Ruxandra Mihaela Botez, Ph.D., P.Eng.

École de Technologie Supérieure - Montréal, QC

Tier 1 Research Chair in Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Technologies

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Inna Sharf, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Inna Sharf, Ph.D., P.Eng.

McGill University - Montreal, QC, Canada

Professor and Director
Aerospace Mechatronics Laboratory

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Marilyn Lightstone, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Marilyn Lightstone, Ph.D., P.Eng.

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON, Canada

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Qiao Sun, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Qiao Sun, Ph.D., P.Eng.

University of Calgary - Calgary, AB

Professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

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Cristina H. Amon, Sc.D., P.Eng.

Cristina H. Amon, Sc.D., P.Eng.

University of Toronto - Toronto, ON

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Alumni Chair in Bioengineering

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Catherine Mavriplis, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Catherine Mavriplis, Ph.D., P.Eng.

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON

Associate Professor
NSERC - Pratt and Whitney Chair for Women in Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Elizabeth A. Croft, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Elizabeth A. Croft, Ph.D., P.Eng.

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, B.C.

NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering,
Professor and Director, Collaborative Advanced Robotics and
Intelligent Systems Laboratory

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Izabeba Witkowska, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Izabeba Witkowska, M.Sc., P.Eng.

StandardAero (SAL), Winnipeg, MB

Principal Engineer
Senior Airworthiness Engineer

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Jean Zu, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Jean Zu, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Stevens Inst. of Technology - Hoboken, NJ

Dean, Schaefer School of Engineering and Science
Past-Chair, UoT Dept of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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