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.

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Transient Astronomy: Free public lecture by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
June 13, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CCIS 1-430; Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, University of Alberta

"Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a distinguished leader in the field of astrophysics, credited with one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century. While studying as a PhD student at Cambridge University in 1967, she discovered the first radio pulsars ever to be found and has since become one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent scientists. She has taught at several prestigious institutions including the universities of Southampton, Oxford, Bath, and Princeton. Bell Burnell has also campaigned to improve the status and number of women in the fields of physics and astronomy, and was the first woman to serve as president of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is currently a visiting professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Mansfield College. Bell Burnell will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree from the University of Alberta at the 2016 June convocation ceremony." - See more at: https://uofa.ualberta.ca/events/science/kv98frfmn219jfnkj02cg6c070#sthash.ogpB7n8B.onc2aa2Z.dpuf


HYRS

Become a HYRS Program Supervisor!


***This is a friendly reminder that we are still accepting supervisor applications for the HYRS Program at the University of Alberta. The application deadline has been extended. Please note that supervisors do not need to be AIHS-funded in order to participate in the program. There is still a great need for mentors, so please do consider this opportunity!***

WISEST invites you to spark the interest and enjoyment of health research in today’s youth. We would like you to consider becoming a supervisor in the Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program at the University of Alberta. We ask you to share your passion for research and your scientific know-how with Grade 11 high-school students.

 

In the HYRS Program, the students work for six continuous weeks as research assistants, supervised by a principal investigator or a research team member, on a research project in the lab or in the field. Both young men and women participate in research within various health-related fields.

 

Students will be compensated for the six-week period with a stipend from AIHS. We ask you to provide the students with a positive and supportive learning environment in which they can gain a practical insight to scientific research and build their enthusiasm for diverse fields of study. Meaningful exposure at this particular stage of high-school students’ education can have a critical, positive impact for upcoming academic choices and their long-term career goals.

 

A letter of invitation from the WISEST Chair, Denise Hemmings, is located through this link. Please note that while WISEST is accepting applications for both the WISEST Summer Research Program (SRP) and HYRS, these are separate competitions. 

 
The HYRS Program takes place between July 5th and August 16th. Please let us know if you are interested in supervising a HYRSstudent and complete the online Project Proposal Form by June 1st (extended deadline).

 

Contact

At the University of Alberta, the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program is administered by the Vice-President Research Office through the WISEST Office. If you have question about the 2016 HYRS program, please contact wisest@ualberta.ca.


2016 Summer Research Program

Become a WISEST Summer Research Program Supervisor 

WISEST invites you to spark the interest and enjoyment of science, engineering or technology in today’s youth. We would like you to consider becoming a Supervisor in the WISEST Summer Research Program. We ask you to share your passion for research and your scientific know-how with Grade 11 high-school students.

 

In the WISEST Summer Research Program, the students work for six continuous weeks as research assistants, supervised by a principal investigator or a research team member, on a research project in the lab or in the field. Young women participate in research within the science, engineering, and technology fields and the young men experience less-traditional research fields such as nursing, human ecology or nutrition.

 

WISEST conducts extensive fundraising efforts to pay the students and though not necessary, financial contributions from research labs are welcome.  We ask you to provide the students with a positive and supportive learning environment in which they can gain a practical insight to scientific research and build their enthusiasm for diverse fields of study. Meaningful exposure at this particular stage of high-school students’ education can have a critical, positive impact for upcoming academic choices and their long-term career goals.

 

A letter of invitation from the WISEST Chair, Denise Hemmings, has been attached through this link. For more information about being a supervisor, please see the Supervisor FAQs and the links on the Supervisor page of the WISEST website.

 

The Summer Research Program takes place between July 5th and August 16th. Please let us know if you are interested in supervising a WISEST student and complete the on-line Project Proposal Form by June 1st (extended deadline).

 

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