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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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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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6th Annual Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp

The annual Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp was an exciting week-long day-camp that took place from July 17-21 at Mount Saint Vincent University. 23 girls ages 12-14 years old explored science through hands-on activities, and discovered careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by meeting and chatting with women working in STEM fields.

Girls enjoyed tracking the development of zebra fish embryo’s throughout the week, and participating in fun engineering design challenges, a Crime Scene Investigation, soldering to create circuits for a flight simulator with Lockheed Martin, and much more! Camp participants also met inspiring women during the role model session, including women working in biology, engineering, and technology.

Thank you to our volunteers, and everyone who took part in making the camp such a success! Pictures taken during the camp can be viewed on our Facebook page.

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Gender Summit North America 2017

From November 6 to 8, 2017, advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. Those present will have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of "Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values in a Global Context."

The summit will engage individuals and communities in transformative actions on gender equity, pluralism, ethnicity, and inclusion in science and STEM, social science and health research. This is the first time a Canadian city will be hosting the Summit.

Learn more by visiting their website.

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Atlantic ConnecTions Conference 2017

The 2nd biennial Atlantic ConnecTions Conference took place May 3 & 4, 2017 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS. This conference brought together over 100 women in SETT from Across Atlantic Canada to share their experiences, network, and develop action items with the goal of advancing women in SETT.

The event featured keynote speakers Vandana Juneja, Senior Director at Catalyst, and Gloria Montano, Director of WinSETT. Donna Clark of Courage Group International facilitated the open sessions of the conference. During certain parts of the conference, participants were offered parallel streams for women in technology, trades, academia, and engineering. The attendee’s were engaged, and enjoyed connecting with women in a variety of professions.

The final report from the 2017 ACT Conference is available here

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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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Team Sponsorship
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Team Sponsorship

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!

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