A mentorship conference for high school students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math).
Activities & tours focus on a breadth of STEM fields, including life sciences, kinesiology, engineering & psychology.
Join us for a day full of interactive tours, experiments, and activities.
Open to all curious minds in grades 9-12! We are inclusive of all gender identities and backgrounds!
In light of current events, GenStem 2021 will be entirely virtual!
Registration Links Below!
what is genstem?
GenSTEM 2018 Conference Photos
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BAT LAB VIRTUAL TOUR
Learn about research on the neural basis of behaviour in bats and tour the McMaster Bat Lab!
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY VIRTUAL TOUR
Learn how x-ray crystallography is used to determine the structure of proteins and effect of structure on function
UNIVERSITY GUIDANCE WORKSHOP
Join Mina Dezyanian, a civil engineer and U of T grad, as she talks about her transition experience form high school to university with topics such as changes in grades and time management
PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE, AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP
Can TikTok improve your mental health, learning, and overall well-being? Join this workshop to find out!
SOAPBOX SCIENCE (SUN)
Learn about the research of some fantastic McMaster graduate students!
MATH & STATS
Learn all about fractals, recursive strutures found on all scales of the world. Learn about their history and how they are used to solve problems today!
WIN A $20 SKIP THE DISHES GIFT CARD!
For every workshop you attend you will be entered into
a draw to win
one of 2 $20
SkipTheDishes gift cards!!
INFO & FAQs
1. Is this conference only for female students, seeing as it's run by the Women in Science & Engineering Initiative?
Absolutely not! All students in grades 9-12 are welcome to the conference! Though our organization's mission is to encourage female participation in STEM, GenSTEM is designed for ALL curious minds!
2. How will the program be delivered?
We will be using Zoom, a video conferencing program, to deliver our daily activities. Please sign up using the links above!
3. Do I need to purchase any special equipment?
No! All of our workshops will use common household material, if needed. Descriptions in registration links will note materials to gather, if applicable!
4. Do I need to attend every single activity?
No! You can pick and choose which ever one(s) interest you. The registrations for each workshop are separate Zoom links.
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !