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: January 2018

2018 CHOICES Conference - for grade 6 girls

Registration is currently full! Please visit the registration webpage for registration details.

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.

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

2018 Summer Research Program - for grade 11 students

Grade 11 students, this is unlike any summer job you could imagine! An amazing opportunity exists for you in the summer of 2018 with the WISEST Summer Research Program (SRP). Students have a chance to work with top researchers at the University of Alberta and become a part of the research team within the labs.

Program information & updates can be found on the Summer Research Program webpage. Applications open February 1, 2018. 


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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