WinSTEM week - week block

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Learn about inspiring people in STEM in Alberta!


"Inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere -- if you know how to look. Whether it's the words of someone you admire or a typically ordinary occurrence you all of a sudden see in a new light, inspiration is what drives creativity and innovation in every field or industry."


In celebration of WinSTEM Week learn about inspiring people in STEM in Alberta.

We have collected good stories from inspiring people who are AWSN mentors and award winners. 

You can find women and men who did more than expected, they could be your neighbors.


Get a cup of tea and read here:

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Ave Network WinSTEM Speaker: Evelyne Nyairo


AVE Network is participating in the WinSTEM Week by hosting Evelyne Nyairo as the 2018 WinSTEM Speaker.  


Seize this opportunity to chat one on one with the Founder of popular natural skin care line Ellie Bianca and President of environmental companies LuceVerde Inc. and AB EnviroSolutions

Evelyne will be sharing her experiences and tips on successfully being a single mother and managing 3 companies!


AVE Network Speaker Series provide a casual and comfortable environment to get to know our feature speaker and ask them your own questions!


Find out more about the Speaker and the event at: Ave NETWORK website


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Bank & Baron P.U.B

125 8 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

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AWSN members

Reach out to former collegues

Send a great reference letter.  Happy chat by email.  Text message or message through LinkedIN.  Find a way to reach out to a former female student or instructor or even your graduate supervisor and wish them Happy WinSTEM week! 

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AWSN members

TED Talks for Ada Lovelace day

For 2018, TEDx Innovations created a list of 5 selected talks by women from the world of coding to celebrate Ada Lovelace day.   Enjoy these while we build our own list of TED Talks for you to enjoy.


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Book Review: Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Author: Nathalia Holt    ISBN 978-0316338929

Rise of the Rocket Girls is a book outlining the history of the “human computers’ at the Jet Propulsion Lab from the 1940s to the 2000s.  Even the first core group of students included a talented mathematician who happened to be a woman.  From that point on, JPL “computers” were almost always women.  The first supervisor, Macie Roberts, would only hire women because of her concern of any disruption caused by mixing a man into her department. Women were not allowed to be engineers at the time and these jobs were a God send to any young woman who had a sharp mind and an interest in the sciences.