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!
what is genstem?
GenSTEM 2018 Conference Photos
Intro to WISE
Let's Talk Science Activity
BIOCHEMISTRY GEL LOADING WORKSHOP
MATH & STATS
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY WORKSHOP
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. Will there be lunch at this event?
Yes! We will have a light breakfast and lunch free of charge for all attendees. Attendees will not be permitted to leave the GenSTEM activity site to purchase a lunch. You are welcome to bring snacks if you wish!
3. I have dietary restrictions. Can I bring my own food or tell you about my diet?
Of course! Please list your dietary restrictions when you register on Eventbrite. You will also be permitted to bring your own food as well.
4. What should I wear?
Dress comfortably. You do not need to be dressed in business attire - in fact, we discourage you from dressing formally. We will be walking around the University and doing activities together, so runners & comfy clothes are best!
5. Can I explore campus on my own?
During GenSTEM, you'll be taken through some exclusive lab tours and around the McMaster campus. We ask that you stay with us during the tour. Extra tours and exploration and be done after the conference - for example, you may be interested in signing up for a tour of campus with your parents at a later date!
6. I am 18 years old. Do I still need to sign the waiver forms?
Yes, please print them off and bring them with you! For a copy, click the PDF icon to your right!
7. I don't see a building or exact location listed. Where is this taking place within the McMaster campus?
To protect the privacy of the students attending, this information will be sent out in a separate email to our registrants.