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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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Girls Get WISE 2018

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!

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WISEatlantic Chair Invited Panelist

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.

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NSERC Chairs for Women in Science & Engineering Release Report

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.

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New STEM Resources

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Analysis of the Distribution of Gender in STEM Fields in Canada
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Analysis of the Distribution of Gender in STEM Fields in Canada

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.

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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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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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