WISEST:  Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology is a unit of the University of Alberta that has dedicated over 35 years to empowering women in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

Our Vision
Empower women in the sciences, engineering and technology.

Mission Statement
Engage young women in the sciences, engineering and technology through

  • Hands-on experiences and active participation
  • Mentorship and networking
  • Outreach and education

WISEST Notice Board: November 2017

2017 SET Conference - for high school girls (grade 10-12)

POST EVENT SURVEY LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/GzCtp0JkjVshHi942

Attention High School girls, our next SET Conference will take place on Saturday November 25, 2017.

Young women in their high-school years are challenged to explore science, engineering, and technology (SET) in this one-day conference put on by WISEST at the University of Alberta. Through hands-on experiments and face-to-face conversations with mentors, they gain insight into different careers in SET and advice on how to achieve their goals.

Cost: $50

The SET Conference is CURRENTLY FULL. Please see instructions on how to add your name to the waitlist on the SET Conference page. Note: waitlisted spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

2018 CHOICES Conference - for grade 6 girls

Registration Now Opens!

The CHOICES Conference will take place on February 20 & 21, 2018. This two day science extravaganza will welcome 600 grade 6 girls from the Greater Edmonton Area to the University of Alberta's north campus for non-stop science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) fun! Students will have a chance to experience hands-on activities, hear from inspiring speakers, and interact with female role models who can help them see past the gender barriers that often prevent young women from pursuing STEM fields.

School Administrators: Information on the registration process is available on our registration webpage. As a limited number of spots are available, we urge school administrators to register early!

Volunteers: Want to help inspire 600 young ladies with a love for STEM over reading break 2018? We will require Lab Activity Volunteers and General Volunteers to help make the CHOICES Conference a success! Please see the volunteer webpage and stay tuned for our official volunteer sign-up forms.


ATTENTION WISEST Alumni and Friends!

Has WISEST impacted your life in some way? Did you participate in our Summer Research Program? How about our CHOICES Conference for grade 6 girls or our SET Conference? Maybe you were impacted by one of our other programs. 

WISEST is turning 35 this year and we have some exciting plans in store. A significant part of our WISEST history is the IMPACT WISEST has had on people and we feel that we have lost touch with some of you.
Please consider Updating your Contact Information with us using this Form. It will take less than 5 minutes! Please share this form with others in your personal and professional networks, we know you keep in touch with each other!


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