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WISEatlantic aims to inspire girls to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based careers through hands-on activities, and interactions with role models. WISEatlantic offers resources for teachers and parents to teach youth about the diversity within these fields, and provides support to women who use STEM at work through professional development and networking opportunities.

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Partnerships Program Successful Applicants 2017

The WISEatlantic Partnerships Program is an opportunity for community organizations in Atlantic Canada to apply for small one-year sponsorship for new activities and/or projects that promote the outreach, recruitment, and retention of girls, young women, and industry professionals in STEM. The Partnerships Program had six applicants for 2017 and the following three were successful in receiving funds for innovative programs in 2018:

  1. In-School STEAM Workshops submitted by Education 20/20, PEI
  2. Women Scientists in Agriculture and Fishing submitted by Faculty of Agriculture – Female Leaders in Academia at Dalhousie University, Truro, NS
  3. WISE NL Speaker Series submitted by WISE NL, St. John’s, NL

Congrats to the successful applicants! The next round of submissions will open in September 2018 on our Partnerships Program page.

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NS Aboriginal Youth Participate in Explore STEM

On November 16th, 2017, twenty-seven Aboriginal youth from across the province came together at Mount Saint Vincent University for a fun day to explore what STEM is all about.

The youth participated in a hands-on engineering design challenge where they worked in teams to design and construct a functioning windmill with limited resources. They also had the opportunity to learn about exciting STEM careers, such as chemical engineering and dietetics, from local Aboriginal professionals working in these fields. The participants found it a challenging but fun day and were enthusiastic to participate in more hands-on activities, with several of the youth commenting ‘it was really fun and would love to come again’.

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STEMaware Event Features Mount Science Alumnae

WISEatlantic and the Community SciMath Program at Mount Saint Vincent University hosted the first STEMaware event at the Mount on October 18th. This event brought together High School girls in grades 9-12 with current Mount BSc students who had the opportunity to chat informally with Mount BSc Alumnae.

Prior to the students meeting Alumnae, Career Services at the Mount held a session for both High School students and Mount students that discussed STEM careers, the importance of networking, and preparing students with questions they could ask the alumnae. Alumnae shared their current careers with students and how a degree in Science benefited their career paths. Thanks to everyone who came out for a great event, especially all our Mount Alumnae!

Click here for more info on the Community SciMath Program!

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Special Guest Visits New Girls Get WISE Science Camp

The new Girls Get WISE Science Camp for girls 15 & 16 years old, which took place August 28-31, 2017, was pleased to welcome the Federal Science Minister, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan.

On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 the Honourable Kirsty Duncan stopped by the Girls Get WISE Science Camp to share with the girls her experience working as a science researcher. Minister Duncan also spoke with each of the participants and encouraged them to continue their math and science studies. We are thankful to the Minister and her team for the visit! To read more about the Ministers visit click here.

Girls in this camp also had the opportunity to learn about research in areas such as Organic Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Mathematics, from local female researchers who came to share their research with the girls. Of course, participants also participated in fun and challenging hands-on science experiments and activities throughout the week.

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Fall 2017 Newsletter
For: Teachers/Parents For: Women in SETT

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Read our Fall 2017 newsletter for info on upcoming events, featured news items and more!

fall 2017 newsletter PDF version

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Diversity Poster Series
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Diversity Poster Series

Encourage your students to dream big by displaying our free posters! All students can benefit from our poster series which features women in STEM based careers. Each poster describes common traits for each career, and the first steps to considering the career paths.

If you would like a free printed class set of the series mailed to you, contact us!

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Canada 2067
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Canada 2067

Canada 2067 is a national initiative to shape the future of STEM learning, focusing on Kindergarten to Grade 12. Using the perspectives and opinions of Canadians, Canada 2067 will develop an action plan and a national vision for STEM learning that will ensure young Canadians are prepared to compete, thrive and contribute in the rapidly changing world of tomorrow.

Canada 2067 is currently looking for input from students, parents, educators, and those interested in education. Share your thoughts today!

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