2014 Media Mentions

March 5, 2014 — It was a sold out event. Hundreds of people attended the International Women’s Forum (IWF) breakfast in support of IWF Women’s Day in Halifax. This year, the focus of the IWF Breakfast was raising awareness of Techsploration. This innovative program provides young women from grades nine through twelve with opportunities to explore in-demand science, trades, and technology careers.

“The STEM courses — science, technology, engineering, mathematics — are so important,” said Dr. Jeanie Cockell, Techsploration Director. “They provide a pivotal point for these young women to go anywhere, be themselves and claim their future.”

Students from the Middleton Regional High School delivered an informative and entertaining presentation about their role model, Dr. Christa Brosseau, who was also in attendance. “Young women need role models in science, technology, in the trades, because women are underrepresented in these fields,” said Dr. Brosseau. “In order to see yourself in those careers, it helps to see someone who is a female in those careers.”

May 2014– Techsploration and NSCC were just featured in the International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. Sounds fancy, right? It is. http://bit.ly/1ljEKkC