AWSN supports individuals at all stages of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers, including undergraduate students who are learning about careers options, advanced degree holders trying to break into industry, individuals trying to come back to work after an extended leave, those seeking mentoring to advance their careers or those looking for a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Below are the groups we supported this year, many of which are long time members.

Member Programs

Chic Geek is a Calgary-based non-profit building a welcoming, supportive community for women at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship. 

Providing space for women in geoscience, whose level of experience varies from new graduate to retiring at the top of their career, to meet and share experiences.

IWS Network was born out of similar but independent ideas from a few women who saw the need to provide support and mentorship to fellow Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS). 

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is a SAIT student organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women who are interested in STEM fields.

The Student Organization for Aerospace Research (SOAR), is the University of Calgary’s student-run high altitude research club. What does that mean practically? Well, we love rockets and high altitude balloons!

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is a University of Calgary student organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women who are interested or engaged in science or engineering careers. 

Empowering all undergraduate students underrepresented in STEM fields

The Women Entrepreneurs-in-STEM (WESTEM) program empowers, supports and trains all women entrepreneurs in Southern Alberta. They specialize in working with professional women in STEM fields, and helping all female entrepreneurs incorporate emerging technologies into their businesses.

WISER (Women in Science, Engineering & Research) is a sub-community of WISEST aimed at serving the needs of early-career professionals. The community is comprised of individuals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the academia, government, and industry.

Our Mission: Enabling a culture of diversity and inclusivity through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Programs. AWSN acts as the platform that initiates or supports programs, partners and stakeholders who amplify, magnify, or accelerate systemic and social change within the greater community, allowing all to participate to their full capacity in STEM