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GenSTEM Conference

Dec 4-5th, 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

GenSTEM 2018 Conference Photos

SCHEDULE

All times in EST
DEC 4
DEC 5

9:00

Promoting Inclusivity in Physics and Astronomy

9:00

ARiEAL:

What are Scientific Journals?

10:00

Protein Biochemistry Virtual Tour

11:00

Mathematics workshop

1:00

Soapbox Science

Lunch & Learn

10:00

Let's Talk Science

What are Carbon Offsets?

11:00

ARiEAL:

Science of

Language Workshop

1:00

Soapbox Science

Lunch & Learn

2:00

University Guidance

Workshop

3:00

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Undergraduate Panel

 
 

WORKSHOP OPTIONS

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Image by Geoff Brooks

PROMOTING INCLUSIVITY IN PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Join us in this Stellarium workshop to learn how to use free open-source astronomy software for your computer to observe eclipses, zoom in on planets, and more!

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PROTEIN

BIOCHEMISTRY VIRTUAL TOUR

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

Math Formulas and a Calculator

MATH AND STATS WORKSHOP

I heard a rumour- Why do rumours spread around? In this workshop, learn about how to model how information spreads in society, and talk about  its applications in real life!

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SOAPBOX SCIENCE

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

Group Calls

UNDERGRADUATE PANEL

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

Math Formulas and a Calculator

WHAT ARE SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Learn about the peer review process 

Lecture

LET'S TALK SCIENCE

Networking Event

SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE

Math Formulas and a Calculator

WHAT ARE SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

With so much info out there, how do you find the best evidence? Learn about scientific methods and peer-reviewed scientific journals to guide you through identifying the best evidence!

Lecture

LET'S TALK SCIENCE

What are Carbon Offsets? 

Learn what they are, what you need to know about it, and how you can offset your carbon footprint!

Networking Event

SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE

Did you know that studying language is more than learning grammar? This workshop will guide you through different aspects of language that have been studied scientifically. These aspects can tell us about how the brain works!

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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