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: August 2017

Save the Date

WISEST turns 35 & 'NO BELLES'

Details here

Purchase tickets here

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


Important dates:

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

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.


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!


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.

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