Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst

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Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst is an instructor of mechanical engineering at Camosun College and a registered Professional Engineer in BC, with engineering experience in aerodynamics, aircraft design and project management. In addition to teaching, Kathy is pursuing a Doctor of Social Science degree from Royal Roads University. Concerned about the continuing low number of women in engineering, especially mechanical engineering, Kathy’s research goal is to increase gender diversity in engineering education by exploring high school student perceptions of gendered careers with the intent to design for social change. Kathy is an elected Councillor for the provincial regulator of engineering and geoscience, APEGBC, has served on several academic and corporate governance committees, and is a 2015 Fellow of Engineers Canada in recognition of her years of exemplary service and her dedication to the profession of engineering.

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