Elisabeth Paul - title

Elisabeth - mugshot

Elisabeth feels that the most important personal quality to have if you want to be an engineer is a sense of curiosity. Things are always moving so quickly in the software environment so it is important to be continually keeping up.


Women account for approx. 11% of bachelor degrees in Engineering.


Elisabeth - action shot

One starry night, look up and imagine chasing some astronauts around with the space arm. If software engineer Elisabeth Paul wanted to have some fun with that, she probably could!

Elisabeth has a job that is out of this world! She designs software that is used by the Canada Arm on international space projects.

Elisabeth - action shot

Initially, Elisabeth was encouraged to enter computer engineering by her mother, who believed that the future lay in this career choice.

Elisabeth took her advice and, after graduating, found an entry-level position that started at more than $40,000 per year!


Did you know? The Canadarm weighs about 411 kgs on Earth, but can move cargo in space weighing close to 30,000 kgs!


Elisabeth’s hard work has resulted in an excellent career and a good life right here on Earth…


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SYNOPSIS:

Imagine a job that is really out of this world. And there you will find the work of Software Engineer Elisabeth Paul.

Elisabeth designs software that is used by the Canada Arm on international space projects. She was encouraged to enter computer engineering by her mother. After graduating, Elisabeth found an entry-level position that started at more than $40,000 per year! She has an excellent career and a good life right here on Earth…


PERSONAL DATA:

Education: Ecole Politechnique in Montreal, then on exchange in Brussels

Hobbies: Basketball, volleyball, ultimate disc, soccer