BUILDING A BETTER WORLD FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are an integral part of society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in many STEM fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have equal access to all fields, including STEM.
Women of any age and nationality, pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree program at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are full-time residents of British Columbia
The Zonta Club of Victoria is offering a $2,000 award for the successful applicant of the Women in STEM Scholarship.
The Zonta Club of Victoria successful applicant is then submitted for consideration at the international competition for a USD$5,000 award.
This is the third cycle of the scholarship program, in 2019 and 2021, Zonta International was pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Technology (WIT) Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology. In June 2022, the Zonta International membership voted to continue the program with an expanded focus on all STEM fields, not only technology.
Note: deadline 15th April
Applicants for JMK Women in Business are NOT eligible to apply for Women in STEM
Georgia is an Engineering student at University of British Columbia with an exceptional ability to formulate well thought-out solutions to challenging engineering problems. She is a student leader who has completed two years of work terms in project and construction management and is engaged with UBC's Steel
Bridge and Concrete Canoe design teams. Congratulations, Georgia-- We look forward to seeing where your energy and problem-solving abilities take you in the years ahead!
Fusing two seemingly divergent subjects of Computer Science and Visual Arts, Madeline focuses her studies on user interface design and development. Her passion is to create innovative, accessible, and high-quality applications by taking both an analytical and imaginative approach to projects. She enjoys digital and analogue drawing, image editing, learning new program languages, and tutoring Computer Science students. Well done, Madeline, and best of luck in your endeavours!
Annie Zhou is a fourth-year student at the University of Victoria working towards a Bachelors in Software Engineering degree. Her goal is to specialize in data visualization with the help of AI to efficiently gather, clean, and convey information hidden in large datasets. She hopes to harness the power of data using Software to enhance quality of life.
Therefore, Annie is inspired to obtain this degree to establish or contribute to platforms that aim to educate the public with transparent data visuals.
Increasingly more technologies use Software for cost efficiency, data consolidation, and as an intelligent advisor. As with building any other systems, collaboration is a key component when building software systems in culturally diverse teams. Therefore, she aims to graduate with a Certificate in Language and Cultural Proficiency to enhance her communication skills and gain understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Her spare time is filled with hikes around the island, beach days, filming and video editing. She has a great appreciation for cinematography in which she takes inspiration from when designing data visualizations.
Annie is very thankful to have the support from Zonta Club of Victoria to help her achieve her career goals!
Ayden Martin is a third-year student at the University of Victoria, currently working towards her Bachelors in Civil Engineering. Her goal is to pursue a career in the environmental side of civil engineering, as she has always had a passion for sustainability and believes that engineering is a great platform to create real change and design for the future.
Society has become very dependent on the systems we have in place, even if many of them are resource heavy, so now we are tasked with finding a way to upgrade them to minimize their impact while increasing their capacity to accommodate a growing population and an evolving society. After Graduating, she plans to register as an Engineer in Training and eventually become a Professional Engineer in the consulting side of things to exercise her creativity through design.
She would also love to complete some engineering work abroad, whether it be work exchange or volunteer, to learn about design and systems implementation in other countries.
Ayden is very grateful to the Zonta Club of Victoria for helping her to achieve her goals!
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