Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology

High School Students

WISEST has dedicated programs specific to high school students who are interested in STEM career fields, and can help you with the following:

  • Learn more about what education and career options in STEM fields exist for you.
  • Meet professionals in your STEM field of interest.
  • Practice hands-on activities to challenge your problem-solving skills and give you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Engage with other students who share similar interests and questions related to careers in STEM.

Summer Research Program
WISEST places 40 students in research positions during the summer. Professional and personal development sessions are included in this 6-week paid internship program. Students will gain experience in projects that may be considered less traditional to them. Female and non-binary students are placed in a STEM project, and we also have a few placements for male students who are demonstrate a genuine interest in nursing, nutrition and/or human ecology. 

Participants: this program is open to students in Grade 11.

Applications: opens on February 1st of each year. 


SET Conference

This fun and interactive one-day conference provides participants with opportunities to learn that there is more to science than medicine, more to engineering than building bridges, and more to technology than sitting behind a computer screen. Conference attendees will engage in hands-on activities, meet role models, and discover diverse career paths.

Participants: this conference is open to young women and non-binary students in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Applications: opens on October 1st of each year.


Resources for Grade 12 Students

The following are ways you can connect with WISEST when you start your studies at UAlberta: