Below, we offer videos, links to online resources, lesson plans, and much more that will allow you to promote STEM based careers to girls, and empower them to explore these fields!
Explore STEM Careers • Meet Mount Alumni & Current Mount Students
STEMaware is an opportunity for girls in grades 9 to 12 to discover careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by meeting with Mount Saint Vincent University Bachelor of Science graduates currently working in these fields. Girls will also have the opportunity to chat with current Mount BSc students who can share their university experience thus far. Parents and guardians of participants are also welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by contacting Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
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
The Women in Action Series is a collection of videos which explore diverse careers for women in science, trades, technology, and engineering related fields. Each video is approximately 2.5 minutes in length, and all feature an amazing role model!
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!
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!
Applications for the 2019/2020 competition year will be available starting May 1, 2019 and will be accepted until September 27, 2019.
The Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camp is a week-long day-camp that takes place at Mount Saint Vincent University every summer. Girls spend the week engaged in fun STEM activities, and have the opportunity to explore STEM careers by chatting with local women working in a variety of STEM careers.
Canada 2067 is a national initiative to shape the future of STEM learning, focusing on Kindergarten to Grade 12. Using the perspectives and opinions of Canadians, Canada 2067 will develop an action plan and a national vision for STEM learning that will ensure young Canadians are prepared to compete, thrive and contribute in the rapidly changing world of tomorrow.
Canada 2067 is currently looking for input from students, parents, educators, and those interested in education. Share your thoughts today!
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.
The Girls Get WISE Science Retreat is one of WISEatlantic’s signature events. The retreat takes place every spring at Mount Saint Vincent University where we have 60 girls participate in fun and engaging STEM activities! Learn More about this awesome event!