Meet Simran Sarai
Simran Sarai is earning her Bachelor of Electrical & Eleoctronics Engineering at the University of Alberta. She currently works as a Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) Trainee at Siemens. In her spare time, she likes to bike, walk, run, and skate.
When did your love of STEM begin?
From childhood, I have been interested in STEM. The reason is clear: I got that from my dad who is also an electrical engineer. The highlight of my vacations included my dad teaching how power generation stations work. I remember following power lines leading to generation station, some of them were quite a hike! This all set a strong foundation for me to pursue a career in STEM. Most importantly, I enjoyed solving math problems and understanding simple science concepts as a little girl. Also, my teachers in high school have been very encouraging and help me solidify the concepts.
What is the best part about studying in the field of STEM?
As of now, as I am still a student (Fourth year, Electrical Engineering). In my different work terms, the thing I have enjoyed the most is the dynamic environment and how you will not be doing one thing all the time. It is also very interesting to see how the knowledge gained over years applies in real life and different scenarios.
What advice would you give young women interested in a career in STEM?: Don't be afraid!!! Be open and ask questions!!