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GenSTEM Conference

May 28-30 2021

via Zoom!

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Registration Links Below!

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!

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what is genstem?

 

generation stem

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SCHEDULE

All times in EST
MAY 28
MAY 30

5:00

Bat Lab

Virtual Tour

9:00

Molecular Biology,

Genetics and Bioinformatics Workshop

MAY 29

9:00

X-ray Crystallography Virtual Tour

12:00

Soapbox Science

Lunch & Learn

1:00

University Guidance

Workshop

12:00

Soapbox Science

Lunch & Learn

1:00

Mathematics Workshop

4:00

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Undergraduate Panel

4:00

Let's Talk Science

Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour Workshop

 

WORKSHOP OPTIONS

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

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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! 

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X-RAY 

CRYSTALLOGRAPHY VIRTUAL TOUR

Learn how x-ray crystallography is used to determine the structure of proteins and effect of structure on function

Video Conference

SOAPBOX SCIENCE (SAT)

Learn about the research of some fantastic McMaster graduate students! 

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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

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PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE, AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP

 

Can TikTok improve your mental health, learning, and overall well-being? Join this workshop to find out!

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MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS, AND BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP

Learn about the biology of sweet corn by analyzing protein-related data to characterize enzymes!

On a Video Call

SOAPBOX SCIENCE (SUN)

Learn about the research of some fantastic McMaster graduate students! 

Math Formulas and a Calculator

MATH & STATS

WORKSHOP

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!

Lecture

UNDERGRADUATE PANEL

Join members of McMaster Undergraduate Women in Stem as they share their experiences navigating university in a pandemic.

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

PARTNERS

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 wiseinitiative@gmail.com !

PARTNERS

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