latest news & announcements

150 Women of Inspiration - AWSN members nominated

Three AWSN members have been nominated for Canadian Business Chicks 150 Women of Inspiration awards.  See their interviews with Monica Kretschmer, Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks and Women of Inspiration (click on their name).  To learn more about Canadian Business Chicks and their Women of Inspiration event Saturday, September 30, 2017, Telus Convention Centre, Calgary. 


Alicia Bjarnason - AWSN President


Sophia Fairweather - AWSN Board and Honorary Executive


Deanna Burgart - Power to Choose Chair (incoming), Founder of GAIA

National Science Literacy Week

AWSN is celebrating Science Literacy Week, 2017 through an interesting collaboration with a Calgary teacher and AWSN member, Cheryl Wecels (WinSTEM Recognition Award 20016).  Read about the experiment in Octobers's STEM Education Today.  Nominate someone like Cheryl Wecels for a WinSTEM recognition award today!

STEM Education Today

STEM Learning Lab has released their magazine "STEM Education Today" and will be taking subscriptions starting Sept, 2017.

STEM Education Today is a free resource that provides a platform where everyone can become a part of an ever-growing network of global innovation and change.

READ it by clicking on on the cover. 


Infusing Creativity into STEM at All Ages

How do we sustain the connection between creativity and STEM as adults, once we have completed our education and are out in the workplace? STEM careers are traditionally thought of as left-brained (logical, analytical and objective) rather than right-brained (intuitive, thoughtful and creative) endeavors. However, many of us have a desire to engage both analytical and creative thinking in our day-to-day work. The good news is, despite the traditional view that STEM fields are purely analytical, there might actually be more need for creativity in STEM than initially meets the eye.

Women Well Positioned to Capitalize on Team Strengths


As leaders and team members, we can harness the power of our teams by understanding our own strengths and the strengths of those around us and using those strengths for increased engagement and performance at work.

Female Scientist invents Vodka

July 10, Eva Ekeblad's Birthday.

Today's July 10 GoogleDoodle celebrates Eva Ekeblad's birthday. Countess Eva Ekeblad was a Swedish noble and agronomist who discovered how to extract starch from potatoes, paving the way for gluten-free baking and alcohols such as vodka, moonshine and potato wine.

Operation Minerva Makes UToday

Operation Minerva at UCalgary's Human Performance Lab

Read the whole story at May 11, 2017 UToday.  Be sure to click through all the pictures posted to see what this group of lucky girls got to do for their Operation Minerva job shadowing aventure.