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Welcome! Teachers and parents play a critical role in breaking the stereotypes that often prevent girls from considering a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based career.

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!

Featured Events, Resources and News

Events

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September 20, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Career Exploration, General STEM, Workshop
Lindsay Children's Room, Halifax Central Library

Interested in finding out how engineers help society? What other high-earning and rewarding careers there are besides a medical doctor? Or how being a scientist can allow you to be creative?

Then this session is for you! Discover careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by meeting and chatting with women working in these fields! Junior and Senior high school students, parents, and teachers welcome to attend.

Reception to follow. 

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November 16, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Career Exploration, General STEM, Retreat
Mount Saint Vincent University, Rosaria Student Centre, Multipurpose Room

Join us November 16, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for a free one-day event for Aboriginal youth in grades 7-12. Participants will explore science through fun hands-on activities, and discover careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by meeting and chatting with professionals working in STEM fields. Lunch will be provided.

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/lZYLFoqJWGszjwEe2 or contact Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca

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October 18, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Career Exploration, General STEM, Workshop
Multipurpose Room, Rosaria Building, Mount Saint Vincent Univeristy

STEMaware is an opportunity for girls in grades 10 to 12 to discover careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by meeting and chatting with Mount Saint Vincent University graduates currently working in these fields. Girls will be joined by current Bachelor of Science students at MSVU, and together attendees will discover the diverse options that are available for science graduates!

Refreshments will be served.  

Register at: https://stemaware.eventbrite.ca 

Resources

Role Model Videos
For: Students For: Teachers/Parents

Role Model Videos

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!

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Diversity Poster Series
For: Teachers/Parents

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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Team Sponsorship
For: Teachers/Parents

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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Girls Get WISE Summer Science Camp
For: Students For: Teachers/Parents

Girls Get WISE Summer Science Camp

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.

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Canada 2067
For: Students For: Teachers/Parents For: Women in SETT

Canada 2067

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!

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WISEatlantic Research Study
For: Teachers/Parents For: Women in SETT

WISEatlantic Research Study

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.

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Girls Get WISE Science Retreats
For: Students For: Teachers/Parents

Girls Get WISE Science Retreats

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!

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If you have any ideas on how we can assist you in promoting science and engineering careers to girls in your class/school, we’d love to hear from you!