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
The Friends of WISEST Foundation was founded in 2017, and gathers like-minded people who support diversity in STEM. This growing community of STEM professionals help WISEST to engage in new fundraising initiatives through events and networking opportunities.

Fill out the Foundation Membership Form to become a Friends of WISEST member and to stay informed about our activities.

Upcoming WISEST Events

November 24, 2018: SET Conference
February 1, 2019: SRP applications open
February 15, 2019: UA-WiSE Black Tie Affair
February 19-20, 2019: CHOICES Conference (registration opens November 1, 2018)