GIST (Girls In STEM* at Tulane)

Mission Statement

Tulane SSE GIST OutreachTulane University’s GIST Program provides fifth through eighth grade girls with the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Workshops developed and offered by Tulane faculty and Tulane student teams encourage and empower girls to inquire, investigate, and discover in a positive environment. Our goal is to open the doors wide and welcome young students to careers in STEM fields by encouraging creative thinking, promoting self-esteem, and increasing awareness of the opportunities that await them.

*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Be a Girl in STEM at Tulane!

Do you want to meet women who love science and engineering? Join us for hands-on learning and fun with all kinds of women scientists and engineers at Tulane.

Our 2016 events are sponsored by the generosity of the Bruce J. Heim Foundation.

Next Event: Saturday, March 5, 2016 - Applications are now closed.  Please check back in August about our Fall event.

8:30am - 3:30pm
Hosted by Tulane Faculty & Students

Participants will visit three different labs where they will do workshops in STEM fields. Lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt will be provided.

Cost $10. Please do not mail checks or forms until contacted by email.  There are NO REFUNDS.

Please see our Groups page if you want more details on how to bring a group of girls to GIST.


Participants with complete applications including payment and forms will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis. After the registration has been received, you will get an email asking you to mail in your payment and forms ahead of time to secure your participant's spot. After the payment and forms have been received, you will get another email with an official acceptance and more details about our Spring GIST. There are NO REFUNDS.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please email with questions or for more information.

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School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764