WISE Blog

National Learn to Code Day: Intro to AI and Machine Learning

On Saturday September 23 at 12:30 pm, join hundreds of Canadians coast to coast to coast taking their first steps learning about Computer Science. National Learn to Code Day was launched by Ladies Learning Code 5 years ago!

At this “Women Learning Code” event, we will learn about Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Never coded before? Have no prior experience with Computer science? No problem! This workshop is designed for absolute beginners!

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WISE Science Retreat: August 15th-16th

Registration for our upcoming Girls' Science Retreat is now open! Please click the following link for more information on how to register:

https://www.openacadia.ca/…/p…/youth-programs/girls-get-wise

Join us for a fun, educational, two day-long science retreat! You'll experience hands-on learning about science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), plus a mentoring session with senior female WISE students at Acadia University. WISE Acadia aims to provide junior and senior high school girls access to role models active in the science and engineering fields through mentorships, webinars and science camps.

This overnight retreat is open to all girls entering Grades 7-8, at a cost of $60 per student.

Registration form can be found on the Open Acadia website.

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The Women in Science Speaker Tour

Asteroseismology: Dissecting the stars

A Public Talk by Dr. Catherine Lovekin

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Mount Allison University

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

7:00 pm

K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium, Acadia University

When we observe stars, the light all comes from the surface.  So how do we know what happens inside stars?  One of the strongest tests of our stellar models comes from asteroseismology; using variations in the light to probe the interior structure.  Based on these variations, we can determine the size and shape of the convective core, how a star rotates in its deep interior, and other details of the interior structure.  In this talk, I will present an overview of the techniques of asteroseismology and discuss what we have learned about stars as a result.

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