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: April 2017


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

HYRS PROGRAM UPDATE: We are happy to announce that the 2017 Alberta Innovates Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program is being administered by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry here at the UofA! Visit The Division of Community Engagement webpage to see more details on how to apply and to download the application form. Application deadline for HYRS is May 1, 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.

SUPERVISOR PROPOSALS: Share your passion for research and spark interest of science, engineering, or technology in today's youth! Our online Supervisor proposal submissions are now closed. If you are still interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Fervone Goings at holowenk@ualberta.ca.
Please click HERE for more information on being a Supervisor for 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 


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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:

Inspiring Possibilities in the Sciences

Presentation by Senator Lillian Dyck and Dr. Kim TallBear

Please join in on April 27, 2017 for a public talk by Senator Lillian Dyck and Dr. Kim TallBear on "Why we need Indigenous Scientists". We're looking forward to this thought-provoking presentation put on by Office of the Provost and the Department of Biological Sciences. The talk is open to everyone. Please see below for the event information and the poster link.

April 27, 2017 - Why we need Indigenous Scientists, 6:00 - 8:00pm, CCIS 1-430, UofA north campus

295 CAB
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB   T6G 2G1 


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