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Science and Technology

Welcome to Unama’ki - Cape Breton Island Women in Science and Engineering

STEM Outreach and Activities

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Meet Great People

We’re an enthusiastic group of individuals brought together by a common passion of promoting young women in Science. Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics across Cape Breton Island through events, retreats, workshops, and day camps. 

All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” — Stephanie Kwolek, chemist who invented Kevlar and Lavoisier Medal winner for technical achievements.

At Island WISE we

play to learn!

"When I was young I was very interested in science and technology, and my dad brought home the first computer. I played Pac Man and I was hooked! By learning to create technology, girls learn to speak up." -- Regina Agyare, founder of Ghana-based Soronko Solutions

"I used to not like being called a 'woman architect'. I'm an architect, not just a woman architect. The guys used to tap me on the head and say "you're OK for a girl". But I see an incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it can be done, so I don't mind anymore." -- Zaha Hadid, Internationally renowned Architect

If you’re beautiful, you’re led to believe that you can’t also be smart...But you can be fun and fit and social and be really smart. And the smarter you are, the more capable you’ll be to handle whatever challenges come up in life.

- Danica McKeller, Actress and Mathematician

At Island WISE, we

believe that intelligence

and confidence are traits of beauty!

Fun times! 

Experience    Educate   Equalize   Encourage

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