UCalgary Branch

UniCal

OUR STORY

We seek to enable students to learn collaboratively, express their passion for science and expand the scope of human knowledge through scientific inquiry. We provide a community where STEM students can both learn and thrive.

OUR initiatives

WORKSHOPS

Throughout the year, our branch holds workshops that provide undergraduate students with the techniques and technologies they need to succeed in STEM.  

STEMSPIRE

We deliver interactive presentations in high schools throughout Calgary in order to encourage and inspire students with learning disabilities to consider career paths in STEM.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program offers a unique opportunity for high school students to experience cutting-edge scientific research in a University of Calgary laboratory over spring break. Our program is targeted towards underrepresented students, such that those who self-identify as Indigenous students, students from rural areas, refugees and new immigrants.

CAREER TALKS

An insider look into potential career paths for STEM students. Hear professionals in various STEM fields talk about their careers and gain a deeper understanding of the path to and everyday nature of numerous scientific professions.

DATA SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

In preparation for the nationally-recognized Big Data Challenge, we host workshops to equip students with the skills necessary for future success in data analysis.

BIG DATA CHALLENGE

Students participate in a team-based research project where they analyze Canadian big data sets to discover trends and patterns in their communities, as well as identify issues and present solutions to them. It is a multi-disciplinary competition that enables students to mine open-source data and use it to analyse socioeconomic and environmental issues.

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OUR WORKSHOPS

Intro to Research

To provide young researchers with the skills and advice required to get with their projects, including how to seek out research opportunities, apply for funding, and what to expect when working in a lab.

Editing 101

To teach students how to use online tools vital to scholarly writing and editing. Attendees are then able to obtain certification from STEM Fellowship with support from Canadian Science Publishing.

Intro to Scholarly Writing

To introduce the writing skills needed to help young researchers articulate their projects. Students will learn about the key aspects of a research paper as well as techniques to improve their clarity and writing.

THE TEAM

 

 

Contact Us: stemfellowshipucalgary@gmail.com