AWSN’s goals are to provide a network for those interested in many aspects of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to help programs in these areas be sustainable through development, funding, and volunteer support. Through the AWSN network, you can learn what is being done by our members/member affiliate groups in Recruitment, Retention and Recognition. As a funder, AWSN provides funding for small projects or programs hosted by our affiliate members, and performs fund raising to enable the growth of these programs or development of new ones.
AWSN recruits youth to science careers through programs like Operation Minerva (Grade 8/9 girls job-shadowing, Power to Choose aboriginal youth grade 7-12 (girls and boys). Retention of women and other under-represented groups in science careers includes finding your first job as someone new to Canada or trying to break into industry with your PhD, through family/job issues and retirement. Finally, AWSN recognizes leadership in mentors through mentoring awards and scholarships. We are honored and proud to share our mentors and scholars through their stories.
AWSN is seeking women AND men who would like to contribute by helping lead, develop new program ideas, expand those we serve, help fund raise or contribute to discussions on diversity in the science workplace.
Read more about our mission, three pillars of activities and programming and join in.