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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
“Spotlight on Science Learning: Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce: What do Canada’s Teens Think About Their Futures?,” is a research report released by Let’s Talk Science that examines how and when teens think about their future careers as they go through high school and make post-secondary choices.
Best of the WWEST is a podcast hosted by the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology! This podcast will feature conversations with incredible women in STEM about their lives, careers, and everything in between! Episodes are released every two weeks, so make sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcast provider, and never miss an episode!