Read our Fall 2017 newsletter for info on upcoming events, featured news items and more!
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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!
On May 3-4 2017, the 2017 Atlantic ConnecTions (ACT) Conference brought together over 100 women in SETT from Atlantic Canada to share their experiences of studying and working in male-dominated fields, to network with others, and to develop action items with the goal of advancing women in STEM. Read the full report, or visit atlanticconnections.ca to learn more!
A selection committee guide to reducing gender bias in the review process, with practical guidelines.
Read the executive report of the WISEatlantic research study, “Youth Perspectives on STEM Education, Career Choices, and Influencers in Atlantic Canada” released in 2016. The goals of this study, which focused on junior high school students, was to understand how engaged they were in math and science, their future intention for study, and the likelihood that they would consider a STEM career down the road. Research also addressed students’ knowledge of how relevant science and math were across various types of careers. Gender and grade differences, and influencers on science and math study, were also examined. If you would like a specific province report, please email us.
Phase One of the research study is available to read here.
Women’s increased participation and advancement in the workforce bring significant economic benefits to organizations and to Canada. This compelling business case is articulated by industry and institutional leaders across all sectors and is supported by recent research findings.
Techsploration provides young women from grades nine through twelve with opportunities to explore SETT occupations, while creating awareness about the critical role of work in their lives. This initiative allows girls to connect with women from a variety of SETT occupations, and highlights the significance of high school math and science for their future careers. Visit their webpage to learn more, and find out how your school can become involved!
The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) celebrates the contributions of women in all spheres of Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, from education to retention and leadership. Their webpage has many links for professionals and role models. Become a member today!
Written and Illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky
Charmingly illustrated and educational, this book highlights the contributions of 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world of STEM. This is an excellent resource for teachers and parents, and a great way to learn about women’s contributions to STEM!
We have created a hand-out for adults with information on girls in STEM and various tips for engaging girls in STEM, feel free to print and share!
Created by CFSE (Chaire pour les femmes en sciences et en génie au Québec), this is a free, downloadable resource kit designed for elementary French teachers and their students, and provides an illustrated story of real-life scenarios where students must use science and technology to overcome obstacles. The kit includes a French-language teaching guide, materials for students, and information for parents.
Written by Margot Lee Shetterly, “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” details the history of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement. This book was the basis for the recent film Hidden Figures.