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Check out these websites about girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!

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Girls Only!

Check out these websites to learn more about programs, projects, and games in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Canadian association for girls in science (CAGIS)
The CAGIS is a network for girls, aged 7-16 who like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and want to learn more. The website has a section for members only, fun activities, experiments, and information on local chapters of the association.
http://www.cagis.ca

Engineering Education Service Center
http://www.engineeringedu.com/

Engineer Girl
Check out this website to learn more about engineering. There are different section such as “Engineers” and “What they do” that let you discover new and old engineers and different fun facts about being an engineer. There is even a section for competitions, contests, clubs, quizzes, and scholarships in engineering!
http://www.engineergirl.org/

Science Buddies
This cool website will inspire your science and technology project! Find resources, activities, career ideas, and many different topics to explore.
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

Let's Talk Science
Explore this website to discover ideas for science activities, science challenges, and even a section on “how things work”.
http://www.letstalkscience.ca/families.html

Engineers without Borders
Learn more about Engineers without Borders and the work they do around the world. Learn how to get involved and change your world!
http://www.ewb.ca/

NASA Kids' Club
This website has fun space-related games and activities.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

Scientista
Interested in science and engineering? Explore this website for advice on everything from education to fashion! You can even find blogs from women already working in the field.
http://www.scientistafoundation.com/index.html

Techsploration
Check out this website to find information on scholarships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There is also a section to help you find schools that offer special programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
http://techsploration.ca/participants/students/

National Engineering Month – Engineers Canada
Wondering how to become an engineer? This website will tell you how to become an engineer, what careers are in the field of engineering, and features some famous Canadian engineers.
http://www.nem-mng.ca/nem/become.html

Canada Science and Technology Hall of Fame
Celebrate the best and the brightest at the Hall of Fame website. Learn more about the people in science and technology who have made a difference in Canadian life.
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/about/hallfame/u_main_e.cfm

Worlds UNBound
http://www.worldsunbound.ca/

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Financial Aid and Awards for Girls

Here's a whole bunch of websites for information on scholarships, grants, and awards to study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

(Tip: Be sure to check out the website of your favourite university for more information on their awards and scholarships.)

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation
http://www.cemf.ca/Scholarships.html

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
A list of scholarship and award opportunities in science, engineering, and technology (Canada) for undergraduates, graduates and faculty/professional women.
http://www.scwist.ca/margaret-lawson-mctaggart-cowan-alumni-bursary/

Schoolfinder.com
Search this site for scholarships, grants, and awards by subject or by school.
http://www.schoolfinder.com/finance/index.asp?StudyType=2

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
See a number of scholarships offered to women in science and technology provided by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology.
http://www.scwist.ca/typography/scholarships/

Techsploration
Check out this website to find information on scholarships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There is also a section to help you find schools that offer special programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
http://techsploration.ca/participants/students/

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Careers: Imagine the Possibilities

Want to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics?

Actua
Check out this website to find out about different programs – like clubs, camps, and classes – that you can join in order to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!
http://www.actua.ca/programs/

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation
http://www.cemf.ca/EngrProfession.html

Engineers Alberta
Check out this website for many games that help you discover different careers in engineering.
http://www.EnGenious.ca/

Engineering Education Service Center
http://www.engineeringedu.com/

Engineer Girl
Check out this website to learn more about careers in engineering. This site explains what education and skills are necessary for each career. And gives you examples of salaries and different jobs that can be done in that career. There is even a section where you can ask questions about engineering and get answers back from real engineers!
http://www.engineergirl.org/33.aspx

Science Buddies
Discover more than 100 careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health.
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science_careers.shtml

Scientista
Lots of ideas about how to start a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
http://www.scientistafoundation.com/advance-your-career.html

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For Teachers & Educators

Explore these resources for teaching science and engineering topics, including ideas for projects, activities, and awards for students.

Actua
This website features information about different programs – like clubs, camps, and classes – that youth can join in order to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
http://www.actua.ca/

Cybermentor
Cybermentor is an online mentoring program that matches girls aged 11 to 18 with professional women scientists and engineers. Its main goal is to expand girl’s knowledge of careers and opportunities in science and engineering fields. Visit this website to learn how to participate in this program.
http://www.cybermentors.ca/

Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization. Its goal is to deliver science learning programs and services that turn children and youth on to science, keep them engaged in learning, and develop their potential to become 21st century citizens, innovators, and stewards.
http://www.letstalkscience.ca/educators

Partners in Research (PIR)
PIR promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as fields of discovery and study for Canadian students. Its goal is to help Canadians understand the significance, accomplishments, and promise of biomedical research in advancing health and medicine.
http://www.vroc.ca/pir/en/educational-programs/

Techsploration
Techsploration is a program who’s goal is to increase the number of women working in science, trades, technical, and technology-related careers. This website allows teachers to sign up to become a Techsploration teacher as well as provides links to events and role models that can inspire young girls to explore careers in science, trades, technical, and technology.
http://techsploration.ca/participants/teachers/

Youth Science Foundation
The Youth Science Foundation plays a vital role in nurturing the scientific impulse in our youth. Its goal is to encourage youth to develop scientific knowledge and technical skills through hands-on, project-based science.
http://www.youthscience.ca/

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)
The CMS is pleased to highlight high quality resources on the web for and about women in mathematics. Its promotes the advancement, discovery, learning, and application of mathematics in Canada.
http://cms.math.ca/Education/

Science Buddies
Science Buddies is a useful website that helps educators and students get inspired about science. The website features classroom activities and ideas for science and engineering projects, science and engineering project kits available for classroom or demonstration, and teacher resources for science and engineering projects.
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

NASA Kid's Club
NASA Kids' Club has educational games, engaging multimedia and visuals, and educational activities to cover kindergarten to grade 4 developmental and learning abilities.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/extras/Game_Descriptions_National_Standards.html

Canada Science and Technology Hall of Fame
This website has a free teacher's resource package that introduces children to the talented Canadians who helped shape our country - and the world.
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/virtual_hall_of_fame.cfm