Girls in Science Day
Sixth annual Girls in Science (GIS) Day takes place on Friday, April 26th, 2019
GIS Day is an outreach event aimed at tenth grade girls from area high-schools. The event is organized by the Graduate Women in Physics and Astronomy (GWIPA) society at McMaster University. The goal of GIS Day is to encourage young girls to be confident in themselves and foster a love of science by providing a non-intimidating, inclusive event filled with science-related activities. Participants will take part in science workshops, science demonstrations, tour research labs on campus, and hear a keynote presentation from a female faculty member in the Faculty of Science. By encouraging young girls to have a love for science, we are helping to recruit the bright students of the future and we are working towards addressing the gender bias that exists in STEM fields. Grade 10 is a pivotal year for students in Ontario, as students are required to take grade 10 science, but are not required to take any grade 11 science. We hope to inspire more girls to take high school science classes, and to encourage those who are already doing so to remain in the STEM fields.
The 2019 GIS Day will take place on Friday, April 26th, 2019.
Registration will open in February and is on a first come, first served basis. Teachers may nominate a minimum of two and a maxium of five students to attend the day. Registration is capped at 100 students. Teachers interested in recieving a reminder email when registration opens can email Sara Cormier (firstname.lastname@example.org).