Date: Feb 11, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Gallery, T Building

Hosted by the 49Women in Science Circle, this event is being held to recognize women in different areas of science, inspire young women to pursue careers in science, and discuss the challenges and benefits of working in science. This year's event marks the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Monday, February 11.


Mazana Armstrong is a Specialist Engineer and Team Lead with BC Hydro Engineering. Her responsibilities include electrical aspects of transmission lines 69 kV to 500 kV, their operation and maintenance. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Mazana is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and a Senior Member of IEEE. She has held various volunteer positions with IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Power & Energy Society (PES), where she is currently Vice-President for Chapters. Mazana is a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the IEEE Standards Association, and she participates in the development of BC Hydro, Canadian and IEEE standards. She is also a paper reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer.

Megan Boettcher is a laboratory demonstrator in the Physics & Astronomy department at Langara College. She started her undergrad in Aerospace Engineering in Massachusetts, but later changed majors and schools, graduating from UConn with a BSc in Physics in 2002. In 2004, she settled in Seattle, working in various areas including science outreach education, community colleges, and IT at a medical school. After a move to British Columbia in 2010, she worked at Douglas College. She completed grad school at Simon Fraser University, first in Physics (solid state), then obtaining a M.Education in post-secondary and outreach science education.

Jennifer Baker 
Staff Scientist, Minchinton Laboratory
Radiation Biology Unit
BC Cancer Research Centre

About the 49Women in Science Circle

The 49Women in Science Circle brings together successful women who want to support, create opportunities for, and have an impact on young women who study and seek to establish careers in the STEM field. Funds raised by the 49Women in Science Circle will support and nurture women as they study at Langara and move on to further education and careers. Beyond the awards, Circle members also come together to network and mentor STEM students through a series of events hosted by the Circle throughout the year.