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July 2014

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Article: Diversity makes you smarter

Researchers have found that although diversity in a group of people can make it more difficult to achieve group cohesion, there are beneficial effects from friction within a group, like promoting thought outside people’s own perspectives. Click here for the full article.

Aug 27: Women in STEM Summer Social

BCWEN and Women in Mining BC are hosting a summer social where you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with women from STEM sectors around Vancouver. This event will take place on August 27 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets include dinner and a drink. For more information and to buy tickets, click here!

July 30: Get the Job You Really Want

There will be a SCWIST BrownBag meeting on July 30, where a career coach will guide participants in learning job interview skills, branding statements, etc. Iced coffee and cookies will be served – please bring your own mug! To register, email scwist.brown.bag@gmail.com.

Article: Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Female enrolment in computer science programs at US colleges has plummeted since the 1980s, but it’s on the rise at a few top college programs like Harvey Mudd and Carnegie Mellon. Harvey Mudd revised its recruiting brochures to show photos of women, and it hired women as campus tour guides. “We made it very clear […]

Article: Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

A survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics examined students four years after they obtained their bachelor degrees. A strong correlation between earning money and highly specialized degrees was found. In fact, grads who studied computer and information sciences were earning almost $30,000 more than the average humanities graduate. Click here to read […]

Sept 15: Registration deadline for Step Up: A Promotion Workshop for Female Faculty

Your NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering invite you to attend this unique workshop and to learn from female Full Professors about what worked for them, gain insights from those who have served as Dean or Department Chair, and leave with a draft plan for your own career advancement. This workshop is primarily […]

Video: Muddy Waters

This episode of CTV Vancouver: First Story takes a look at how technology is helping bring safe drinking water to reserves, a nation fights to protect their water and British Columbia’s new water act.

Article: The Science Behind Graduating A Class With Majority Women Engineers

Harvey Mudd College’s 2014 graduating class is the first time for any co-ed U.S. college where more women graduated with an engineering than men. 56% of engineering graduates were women. This article features an interview with engineering faculty at Harvey Mudd and how they succeeded to engage their female (and male) students with hands-on engineering […]

Article: Male Scientists Employ Fewer Women in Labs

According a recent study, male faculty members are less likely to hire female trainees in their labs, and more prestigious male professors are even less likely to hire women. Since so few women are accepted to elite labs, it’s difficult for women to reverse the trend by rising to prominence and hiring more women themselves. […]

Article: UBC engineering camps get kids excited about science

WWEST’s partner, GEERing Up! UBC Engineering & Science for Kids, was featured in a news broadcast on Global BC! Click here to read the article and watch the broadcast.

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