Science and Engineering Opportunities for Students

Science and Engineering Opportunities for Students
  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada​

    • http://www.aucc.ca/

    • Links to all of Canada’s universities and colleges, accompanied by useful facts and statistics, as well as a searchable database of study programs.
       

  • Minds in Motion

    • http://www.ucalgary.ca/mindsinmotion/

    • Based at the University of Calgary, this innovative program is dedicated to encouraging youth to explore science, engineering, and technology through hands-on, inquiry based projects. Minds in Motion offers high quality interactive classroom workshops, summer day camps, science clubs and various community events in the Calgary area.
       

  • Women in Engineering Day

    • http://www.ucalgary.ca/wao/wie-day

    • An interactive, fun annual event that introduces Grade 10 and 11 young women to career opportunities in engineering, while conveying engineering’s social value and relevance. Learn about the diverse fields of engineering, compete in a fun design challenge, watch cool demos, hear about life as an engineering student, and participate in a lively panel discussion led by successful female engineers from industry.
       

  • Explore IT

    • http://www.explore-it.ca/

    • An interactive conference for grade nine girls in the Calgary area to explore the exciting world of IT!
       

  • Let’s Talk Science

    • http://www.letstalkscience.ca/

    • Hands on and minds on science learning programs for early learners to high school students, delivered by trained volunteers and science educators. There are Let’s Talk Science programs at the University of Lethbridge, University of Calgary, and University of Alberta, available to bring fun programs to your classroom.
       

  • SET Challenge

    • http://www.ucalgary.ca/setchallenge/

    • A day-long, amazing race style competition across the University of Calgary campus for teams of high school students. Teams race to complete science, engineering, and technology challenges using collaboration and investigation, to win great prizes and support for their school science departments!
       

  • FIRST Robotics

    • http://www.frcwest.com

    • FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of pro sports with hands-on science and technology.  Remotely controlled robots designed, built and piloted by students go head to head in fierce but friendly battles, cheered on by thousands of screaming fans.  Teams work with mentors to explore new technology, design and build a kick-butt robot to compete in the tournament.  No prior knowledge necessary – just enthusiasm and a commitment to your team is needed.
       

  • WISEST Programs

    • http://www.wisest.ualberta.ca/Programs.aspx

    • From ‘Tales from the Science Buffalo’ for grade 6 aboriginal students, to the ‘Summer Research Program’ for students completing grade 11, WISEST at the University of Alberta offers immersive, engaging programs in science and engineering for classes and interested students.
       

  • DiscoverE

    • http://discovere.ualberta.ca/

    • High-impact classroom workshops, unique clubs and events, and engaging summer camps for kids in science and engineering. DiscoverE programs are based out of the University of Alberta, and reach over 50 communities across the Edmonton area, northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
       

  • Shad Valley​

    • http://www.shad.ca

    • A four-week summer enrichment program for top students in grades 10, 11, and 12 from across Canada. Shad Valley combines workshops in science, engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship with team-building adventures and challenges. Participants spend a month living at one of the host universities across Canada, while making lifelong friends, completing fun new challenges, and gaining a competitive advantage for their future.
       

  • Canadian Wildlife Federation ‘Get To Know’ Contest​

    • http://www.get-to-know.org/contest/canada/

    • An annual contest that invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. The contest is open to all Canadian residents ages 19 and under.
       

  • UA–WiSE (University of Alberta – Women in Science and Engineering)

    • UA-WiSE is an ongoing learning and support group for all women in the fields of science and engineering. Meetings and events are attended by undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, academic and technical staff from the university. Students and staff from other post secondary institutions and high schools and women in industry are also welcome.
       

  • WISER (Women in Science, Engineering, and Research)​

    • WISER is a sub-community of the University of Alberta’s WISEST program aimed at serving the needs of early-career professionals. The WISER Network is designed to connect early-career women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with each other and with the information, resources, support, and professional development opportunities they require to advance in their careers.
       

  • The Imposter Phenomenon

    • Feelings of inadequacy in one’s field sometimes plague even the most accomplished scientists, especially women. Karen Kaplan analyses this apparent phenomenon and its impact in this article.
       

  • Movie Star Inventor Connected to Cell Phones and Player Pianos!​

    • Here’s some inspiration: Sixty-four years ago, actress Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-born movie star who’d met Hitler, was awarded a patent for radio technology intended to help American torpedoes blow up German ships. Her invention forms the basis for just about all of today’s burgeoning wireless communication technologies — digital cell phones, 802.11, satellite-guided smart bombs and more. See www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/didyouknow.1.html andwww.hedylamarr.org/vision.html for more details!
       

  • Women in Engineering

    • Interested in electrical engineering, aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power or consumer electronics? Check out the IEEE’s Women in Engineering pages.
       

  • Declining Interest in Science and Technology Studies Among Young People

    • The OECD Conference held in November 2005 discusses ways to get more young people excited about science and technology. The conference also touches on how to get more women into the sciences, as they are largely underrepresented in the field.