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: March 2017

2017 WISEST SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM: Application Process is Now Open

Important dates:

Student Applications are open: February 1 - April 7, 2017
Supervisor Proposals are open: March 6 - April 7, 2017
Summer Research Program runs: July 5 - August 16, 2017

At this time, we are unsure who will be administering the 2017 Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program. We will post an update to our website when we know.

GRADE 11 STUDENTS: You can now apply for the WISEST Summer Research Program! Please click HERE for more information on the program and how to apply.

SUPERVISOR PROPOSALS: Share your passion for research and spark interest of science, engineering, or technology in today's youth! Supervisor proposal submissions are open from March 6 to April 7, 2017. Please click HERE for more information and to submit a proposal.

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 


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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



Other Opportunities:

Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture Series: Jill Schneiderman

The University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Department of Women's and Gender Studies and WISEST invites you to attend the upcoming Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture Series 'Wandering in a Timeless Wilderness: A Feminist Scientist's Journey Through the Anthropocene'. This Series features Distinguished Visitor Jill Schneiderman, Professor of Earth Science at Vassar College. Please click on the links below for more information on each lecture.

March 13, 2017 - Town and Gown Lecture: Think Fast Live Slow, 5:00 - 6:30pm, Telus Centre, reception to follow.

March 14, 2017 - Afternoon Lecture: Bypassing the Great Divide,3:30 - 5:00pm, Humanities Centre L-1.

March 17, 2017 - Lunch Lecture: Environmental Justice for All,12:00 - 1:00pm, 3-36 Tory Building, including a behind the scenes Q&A with Dr. Schneiderman from 11:00am - 12:00pm in ESB 3-01.



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