Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (WiSTEM) was founded in Spring 2013 by UWaterloo students who want to promote equality in STEM disciplines. Although we focus on the issue of gender imbalance, we encourage both males and females, graduates and undergraduates, and anyone with a connection to STEM to participate.
Our activities are a mix of skills workshops, topical discussions, homework help, speakers, and special trips. We hope to deliver a regular programme of events spanning all STEM topics which promote collaboration, creativity, and open-mindedness to all students.
We believe that no matter how small, we can make an impact.
With Women in STEM...
"I've found a group of people who are as passionate as me about empowering women, not just in STEM fields, but in whatever they choose to do. With Women in STEM, I've joined a club that aligns with my personal values and wants to aid people who identify as a female, be it those in poverty or in the workforce."
— Jamie Su, University of Waterloo Arts & Business student
Many high school students are unaware and unsure about what exactly is explored in STEM university programs, such as Computer Science or Engineering. WiSTEM will be hosting workshops in Fall 2018 to provide high school students the opportunity to have a hands-on and involved experience of STEM. This will be an all day event with workshops focusing on exploring the exciting careers in STEM.