Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology

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 Programs

Summer Research Program
Participants work as paid research assistants on a project in an area that is less-traditional for their gender for six weeks in July and August. The young women do research in the Faculties of Engineering and/or Science, and the young men are placed in the Faculty of Nursing and/or the Departments of Human Ecology and Nutrition.

Choices Conference
Grade 6 girls and their teachers experience a day of hands-on activities in in science, engineering, and technology.

SET Conference
A one day conference where high school girls in grades 10-12 engage in hands-on activities, meet role models, and discover diverse career paths in science, engineering, and technology.

Two networks — WISER and UA-WiSE — for undergraduates, graduates, and early-career female professionals in science, engineering and technology.

Variety of volunteer opportunities for students, past program participants, young professionals, and more.

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Friends of WISEST Foundation
Want to connect with like-minded individuals interested in encouraging girls and women to succeed in STEM fields? Become a 'Friend' of WISEST! Join as a General Member ($25) or as a Student Member (Free). In celebration of WISEST’s 35th Anniversary, the annual membership fee is waived until March 2019. Please share this exciting opportunity with others in your personal and professional networks and join today by filling out the Foundation Membership Form.

Upcoming Friends of WISEST events:

October 24, 2018: Fall Fundraising Breakfast with Keynote speaker Helen Chang