AWSN provides support through event funding, services, and information sharing that recruits young women and Aboriginal youth into STEM careers. We help new ideas and fledgling projects evolve into long-term, sustainable endeavours. Below are the groups we supported this year, many of which are long time members.
STEM Education and Outreach consulting solutions for educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
Cybermentor is an online mentoring program for girls in grades 6 to 12 across Alberta.
Each girl is matched with her own carefully-screened mentor and the two connect online throughout the school year using their computers, phones or tablets.
By chatting with their mentor through a secure site, the girls learn about the wealth of careers and opportunities in science and engineering, discover new interests and gain confidence.
ExploreSTEM is an interactive conference for grade nine girls to explore the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!
FIRST Robotics Western Canada is an official FIRST partner organization dedicated to promoting and supporting FIRST programs at all levels throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
The Intimitrons are one of only a few all girl FIRST Robotics teams in Western Canada. The Grade 9-12 girls on the Intimitrons team learn fabrication and programming skills through the design and construction of their robot entry, as well as off-season prototyping and website maintenance.
We create "AHA" moments that can change a single life forever
"To provide an opportunity for connection between young ladies in Grade 8 and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workplaces to maintain, foster and promote interest in STEM paths by encouraging students to continue science studies in high school, university and as a career choice."
*Praxis (noun): The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realized. The Praxis Science Outreach Society's vision is to provide positive science experiences to the residents of southeastern Alberta, especially youth, through provision of access to science and technology resources.
Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, & Technology (WISEST) focuses on creating effective programs to empower women (and other underrepresented groups) to pursue, impact, and succeed in the fields of science, engineering, and technology.