There are many opportunities for teachers to become involved in WISEST Programs. The benefits to you and your students are fantastic. Click on the links below to learn more about each program.
February (1 of 2 days)
600 female Grade 6 students per year plus their teachers
Your role: register and then accompany your students to the Conference.
5 visits throughout the school year
Grade 6 (Aboriginal communities)
Your role: email wisest.outreach[@]ualberta.ca if you're interested
Videoconferenced interactive experiments 4 times throughout the school year
Grades 7-9 (rural schools)
Your role: sign up to have this program beam into your classroom
50-200 female High School students per year
recommend the Conference to your students.
July-August (6 weeks)
60-70 male & female students per year
Your role: To recommend the Program to your students and write letters of reference (found in the Student Application Package) for those students you feel would benefit most from participation and who meet the requirements.
Please read this Teacher's Introduction to the WISEST Summer Research Program for more information.
Please Note: WISEST does not participate in the “Off-Campus Education Program”.
As a special thank you for referring students to the Summer Research Program, teachers are invited to spend a day on campus. The day includes great food, lectures and activities tailored to high school math, science and technology teachers, and a chance to learn more about the WISEST Student Research experience.
Why should I encourage my students to attend WISEST Programs?
Students in Grade Six to Nine possess a zest for learning and exploration that are nurtured in Choices, Meet a Mentor, and Tales from the Science Buffalo.
For young people, this is a key time to ensure that interest in science and engineering is encouraged and supported.
High School Students are facing some very difficult choices about what fields are available to them and what career paths they are interested in following.
The Summer Research Program and SET Conference encourage them to explore their interests and think about what paths they want to follow.