latest news & announcements

She Who Dares

AWSN's former President, Jean Springer, has been honored by Calgary's YWCA as one of 150 women they are celebrating for 150+ years called She Who Dares.   YW Calgary is thrilled to share our Canada 150 project: a creative, engaging and interactive installation highlighting the stories of 150 women, known and lost to history who have impacted Calgary during the last 150+ years. Their stories are able to be seen at their webpages and through being able walk through the installation itself. The installation will be able to be visited at various locations around Calgary.  Currently the installation is at:


November 2 – 16 2017

150 Women of Inspiration - AWSN members 3 nominated: 2 winners

Three AWSN members have been nominated for Canadian Business Chicks 150 Women of Inspiration awards and two were winners!  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, click on their logo left. 


Alicia Bjarnason - AWSN President


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.