What: Share your career and life experiences as a woman in your field of science, engineering or technology and help young women to discover the range of diverse careers possible in these fields by volunteering to be a Role Model. Role Models engage with Summer Research Program participants in our annual Networking Fair to share their educational and career experiences. This is an opportunity for students to learn about diverse careers in SET and to meet with real women who work in these fields. Role Models receive information before the Networking Fair via email and are also invited for a coffee hour for an opportunity to network with other Role Models. The students often tell us that this seminar is one of their favourite experiences because they engage in disucssion with Role Models about how these professionals have approached their career and lives.
When: Friday August 11, 2017 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
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Who: Principal investigators, graduate and PhD students, lab assistants
What: If you are currently conducting some cool and cutting-edge research in your lab then WISEST would love for you to share it with our student researchers! Each year we offer students the opportunity to tour different research labs and facilities on campus. This exposes students to a diverse range of research and opens their eyes to the numerous potential educational and career pathways that are available to them.
When: Friday July 28, 2017 (two 45 minute tours to occur between 1:30 - 4:30 pm)
Thank you, our Volunteer needs for Lab Tours has been met for 2017!
Tour Escorts: All students and staff (undergrads are welcome to sign up for this position)
What: You will guide students to various locations on campus and have the opportunity to tour some amazing research facilities.
Volunteer link coming soon.
WISEST 101 Session
Who: Former WISEST Summer Research Program (SRP) students.
What: Are you a former WISEST SRP student who wants to share your experience with this year's participants? Sign up to volunteer as a panelist to answer any questions that our new student researchers have! The purpose of this session is to connect new SRP students with previous program participants so that they can learn from the experiences of former students, gain more confidence for their labs, and be prepared to make the most of the program.
When: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (1:00 - 3:00 PM)
Sign up to volunteer for WISEST 101!
UofA Q&A Session
Who: Undergraduate and graduate students
What: We need undergrad and graduate students to act as the panelists and share their UofA experience. Volunteers should be currently enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math related program and be prepared to answer questions from grade 11 students who are eager to learn about University life. The session could involve giving advice on selecting courses, how to apply, what to expect regarding admissions, what it's like to be an undergraduate student on campus, etc.
When: Friday July 14, 2017 (2:30-4:00 pm)
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