Isabel Deslauriers works for Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning, national, charitable organization that creates and delivers unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). She leads the Let’s Talk Science Outreach program, which trains and supports over 3500 volunteers (STEM students and professionals) who create and deliver free, hands-on activities to children and youth across Canada.
Prior to joining Let’s Talk Science as a full-time staff member in 2008, Isabel studied electrical engineering. She conducted research on cryptography and data compression and worked on control systems in an industrial setting. Isabel decided to pursue engineering as a direct result of an early experience with a science outreach program, which is part of the reason she is so passionate about the impact that Let’s Talk Science Outreach can have on children and youth.
Isabel has always loved to express herself through the arts and her personal pursuits often incorporate all aspects of STEAM – for example she has won a national award in remote control airplane freestyle choreography and she recently completed a steampunk stained glass clock programmed through the Arduino platform.
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