WISEST:  Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology is a unit of the University of Alberta that has dedicated over 30 years to empowering women in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

WISEST Notice Board: May 2017


Friends of WISEST Networking Event: June 5, 2017

Come out to CRAFT BEER MARKET (10013 101A Ave NW, Edmonton) on Monday June 5, 2017 4:30-630 pm for a Friends of WISEST Networking Event.
Meet like-minded people looking to develop community and expand networks with other STEM professionals.

WISEST supporters, volunteers and alumni are encouraged to attend to hear some exciting new developments in store for WISEST and the possibility of professional development and other community initiatives in the coming months.

Invite friends and colleagues to join you and share with your professional networks. This is a FREE event, but we are asking people to register in the event that we have to change/cancel the event due to the Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule.

Beverage and food orders are encouraged but are the responsibility of each individual.

Register Here


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!

We would love to be able to highlight one SRP Alumni from each year from 1984 onward as part of our 35th anniversary celebrations. We want to know, where you are, what you are doing and we are so looking forward to hearing about the diverse pathways your lives have taken. 


Important dates:

Student Applications: February 1 - April 7, 2017
Supervisor Proposals: March 6 - April 24, 2017 

Summer Research Program runs: July 5 - August 16, 2017

GRADE 11 STUDENTS: Thank you to all of the students who applied to the WISEST Summer Research Program! We are currently in the process of reviewing your applications and aim to inform successful applicants by the end of May. Please do not contact our office for updates on your application process.
Click HERE for more information on the Summer Research Program.

SAVE THE DATE: August 16, 2017 - Please mark your calendar to join us for the Researcher Thank-You, Teacher Appreciation Day, and Celebration of Research.

CALL FOR INDUSTRY TOURS: Does your company want to provide a valuable learning experience for a group of enthusiastic youth? We are looking for companies willing to host SRP students for an Industry Tour in early August. This is a chance for the SRP students to gain exposure to innovative work done at your company and engage with professionals. If interested, please contact Fervone Goings at holowenk@ualberta.ca

CALL FOR ROLE MODELS: Are you a Women working in a STEM field or pursuing graduate or PhD STEM studies? Consider volunteering as a Role Model for the SRP Networking Fair which will occur on a Friday afternoon in early August at the UofA. More information can be found HERE

SPONSORSHIP: Consider sponsoring a summer research student in this life changing and transformative experience. All sponsors get paired with a student, are invited to participate in the Celebration of Research, and are publicly acknowledged for their support. Various levels of support are available and the cost to support one student is $3,500. Please contact Fervone Goings for more details at holowenk@ualberta.ca 


If you would like to be added to our distribution list to receive our newsletter, please email wisest@ualberta.ca.  In each issue we highlight details about our upcoming events, programs, volunteer opportunities and WISEST office news.

Save the Date

WISEST turns 35 & 'NO BELLES'

Join us on October 12, 2017 to celebrate WISEST's 35th Anniversary and enjoy Portal Theatre's production "NO BELLES". 

NO BELLES description: "Of the 575 individual people who have won the Nobel Prize in the sciences, only 16 have been women. NO BELLES tells the stories of some of the women who won the Prize, and some who didn't, but should have. Using a variety of storytelling techniques, NO BELLES introduces some of the most fascinating women to ever don a lab coat!"

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

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
Registration opens: October 2, 2017


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