The percentage of female students taking introductory high school physics courses in Canada trails behind male students, with a further decrease in percentage in advanced courses. The STEP UP series of lessons were developed to empower teachers to inspire young women to pursue physics as a field of study. Come find out how to implement these lessons in your classes and how to get involved in the STEP UP program.
Joe Muise has been teaching for 17 years at St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby. He has worked hard over the years to promote physics to the female students in his school, and was selected to the STEP UP teacher ambassador program to develop Canadian editions of the STEP UP lessons. He has also been fortunate enough to attend Physics workshops at LIGO, CERN and Institute of Quantum Computing along with taking students through the Students on the Beamlines Program and the European Space Agency's CanSat competition.