Have you ever wondered what an Engineer does and how their job can positively impact society or what high-earning & rewarding careers there are besides a Medical doctor or Lawyer? Then this workshop is for you! Explore exciting careers from women who work or study in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.
This is a FREE event for girls in grades 9-12. Parents & Teachers are also welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Please register by emailing Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca.
Our Girls Get WISE Science Summer Day-Camp for girls is back! If you are a girl 12-14 years of age, come spend a week with us this summer and participate in exciting hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. You will also have the opportunity to study zebrafish development throughout the week, and discover rewarding careers in STEM by chatting with local women who are working in STEM careers!
Camp runs from July 30-Aug 3 and costs $100 per camper. Registration will open March 21, 2018 and will be available at: https://juniorggwcamp.eventbrite.ca
The Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp is an exciting day-camp where girls 15-16 years old have the opportunity to engage in STEM through hands-on activities and labs, explore scientific research by listening to presentations by local researchers, and discover rewarding careers in STEM by meeting and chatting with local women working in these fields!
The camp will run August 20-23, 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm daily.
Registration will open March 21, 2018 and space is limited. Cost is $100 per camper. Registration will be available at: https://seniorggwcamp.eventbrite.ca
On April 7, 2018 WISEatlantic hosted their largest Girls Get WISE Science Retreat yet with 80 girls participating! This year featured three hands-on activities, Nifty Neuroscience, Electrifying Chemistry, and the Mathematics of Winning. We were also fortunate to have El Jones, the Mount's Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies, join us to perform an inspiring spoken word poem. As always, thank you to our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and role models for making this event a success!
WISEatlantic Chair, Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, was honored to participate in the Diversity in STEM: Why It Matters panel discussion at Acadia University on March 6th, 2018. Other panelists included Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, Dr. Imogen Coe, Dean of Faculty of Science at Ryerson, and Denise Pothier, Vice President of Practice Services at Stantec. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Newman at Acadia for organizing this event. WISEatlantic was a proud sponsor.
The NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering are pleased to release a new report entitled "Analysis of the Distribution of Gender in STEM Fields in Canada". This report, compiled by Andrea Perreault, takes a focused look at the percentages of women and minority groups in the STEM professions in all regions of Canada.
The full report is available on our resource page.
This report, prepared by Andrea Perreault in consultation with the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science & Engineering, takes a look at the percentages of women in STEM fields in the various regions of Canada. It also looks at the distribution of minority groups working in STEM fields in Canada by gender.
WISEatlantic currently provides sponsorship for STEM based team initiatives for youth, such as FIRST LEGO League teams or Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The team must be comprised of 50% or more girls. Download the sponsorship application HERE!
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!