Stephanie Thompson, P. Eng.
Stephanie Thompson is a passionate engineer and community leader who is actively looking for new and innovative ways of promoting science, technology, and learning in the Niagara area.
In 2019, Stephanie launched a new social enterprise called Women in STEM Experiences (WISE), under the umbrella of STEM by Steph. This includes a workshop series aimed at breaking down barriers for women and making STEM subjects accessible to anyone as well as pro-bono career coaching for high school students. Over 120 women have participated in these experiences.
As a FIRST Robotics Mentor, Stephanie has run FIRST Robotics teams at local schools since 2005 and leads the Niagara FIRST Lego League as Tournament Director. Her focus is on the empowerment of female students in leadership and technical roles, and she continues to reach out to former students in a mentoring capacity.
For the last two years, Stephanie has been a member of the Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council and leads team building and design workshops at the Girls in FIRST Robotics Weekend. Stephanie was recognized by the robotics community with the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, which celebrates the effective communication of mentors in the art and science of engineering and design