November 3-10th, 2018 the International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is coming to Halifax. Be part of STEMFest 2018 as Nova Scotia celebrates the innovations of STEM and the value of creativity in the innovation process. STEMFest is a collection of conferences and events exploring social, industry, and economic development through the world of STEM education and innovation.
Come visit the WISEatlantic booth during the Youth Event, November 6-9, from 11:50-12:30pm. We will also be doing a session for the Skills Canada Nova Scotia Skilled Futures event on Nov. 6th during STEMfest.
WISEatlantic Chair, Dr. Franz-Odendaal, will be moderating the Towards a Diverse Workforce Panel during the Industry Conference on Nov. 7th from 10:30-11:30pm.
There are many great public events taking place during STEMfest, be sure to check out the full schedule at stemfest2018.ca
We were excited to participate in Science Literacy Week again this year with our event Out of This World! Explore Space with Local Scientists.
As the theme of Science Literacy week this year was Space, we decided to host an event that showcased the space-related research happening right here in Atlantic Canada! Our event featured Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, a Physicist at Memorial University Grenfell Campus, who spoke about her research into Dark Matter; Astrophysicist Dr. Catherine Lovekin who detailed her research who focuses on the structure and evolution of massive starts; and WISEatlantic Chair, Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, who discussed her research on bone development of Zebrafish in a microgravity environment. The event was hosted at Woodlawn Public Library to a very engaged and curious audience of over 50 people.
We would like to thank NSERC, Science Literacy Week, and Halifax Public Libraries for the support of this event.
There is still time to apply for our Partnerships Program for the 2018/19 year. This program is an opportunity for community organizations in Atlantic Canada to apply for small one-year sponsorships for new activities and/or projects that promote the outreach, recruitment, and retention for girls, young women, and industry professionals in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
If you have a great idea for a new activity, conference, workshops etc. that aims to support girls and women in STEM and you and/or your organization is located in any of the Atlantic Provinces, then be sure to apply. You could receive a sponsorship of up to $3,000!
Make sure to visit the Partnerships Program page of our website for deadlines and application guidelines.
We had a great turn-out for our 2nd annual Senior Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp this year, 18 girls ages 15 & 16 participated. We had a great week learning about various STEM professions such as Entomology, Psychology, Embryology, Computer Scientist and more!
Campers also participated in many engaging STEM activities such as bee classification, viewing chick embryos. doing flame tests in Chemistry, and learning how an EEG works.
View photos from the camp by clicking here.
Check-out our latest newsletter which features all of our upcoming events, deadlines for funding applications, details on the fall Women in Science Speaker tour, and more! We encourage you to share with a friend 🙂
The WISEatlantic Research Team has released another paper from our survey of grade 7 & 9 students in Atlantic Canada.
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!