Events can be from something spectacular to just a coffee with your STEM friends. Not sure what to do?  We have put together an impressive list of suggestions or leave an idea here .   Not from Alberta but want to join the fun?  Let us know about your event too. 

 

Do you know an exceptional woman in STEM who serves her community as a mentor, a teacher, an innovator, or is an up-and-comer?  Nominate someone today and explain why you think they should be recognized. Those selected will be invited and recognized at AWSN’s STEM Affair on October 14, 2017.

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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 2016, 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.

 

Location: Street Address, City, Website: 

 

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MentorUp Alberta

How to build a successful career in government and non-for-profit sectors with a STEM background

Government and non-for-profit sectors offer some of the most stable employment opportunities in Canada, and also some of the most rewarding. Is there a place here for people with background in technology and science? What are the growth opportunities, and what are the obstacles that you can face on this path? Join MentorUP discussion series on October 10, and learn from other guests and field professionals how a degree in science and technology can be used to build a career in government and non-for-profit sectors.

The evening will be held as a part of WinSTEM week, which celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Location: Street Address, City, Website: 

Fantasia Cafe, 10230 Jasper Avenue

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Operation Minerva

Operation Minerva Mentor & Volunteer Networking Event

An opportunity to network with fellow mentors and volunteers who have volunteered their time to Operation Minerva. This network event will allow the exchange of ideas for how to engage the grade 8 participants as we maintain their interest in STEM and show the day-in-the-life of a women in a STEM career.  Additionally, this will give an opportunity for the mentors and volunteers to expand their external networks. 

This will be an informal event where you can show up at any time however we will have Karen McPherson, MLA for Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill area join us at 5:30pm for a Key Note talk. 

Location: Street Address, City, Website: 

Barcelona Tavern, 501 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G3, http://barcelonatavern.com/calgary/

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AWSN

Meet AWSN Executive

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AWSN

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. 

 


 

Corporate Ticket Challenge

Last year, one very large Calgary-based international company suggested a unique twist on sponsorship and we challenge other companies to do the same.  

 

1.  Promote WinSTEM Week to your female staff and encouraging them to come up with WinSTEM Week activities.  

2.  Expense the ticket of any of your staff interested in attending The STEM Affair Saturday Oct 14, 2017.

 

Are there any other companies out there that have women working for them?  Have you said "Thank you" to them for the great job they do?  Would you match this idea from a great corporate sponsor?  

 

Women in STEM:  Ask your supervisor.  See if they would support you celebrating who you are by supporting your ticket price.  More than 1/2 of each ticket goes directly to AWSN programs.