GiST Events


Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - Registration is now closed.

8:00am - 3:00pm
Hosted by Tulane Faculty & Students

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

Cost $10. Please do not mail checks until contacted by email.

We will be having another GiST event on March 10th, 2018 so check again for that registration in early February!

The Tulane faculty in the School of Science and Engineering host an outreach program called GiST for 5th to 7th grade girls to have positive experiences with women role models in STEM fields. We are organizing a Saturday event hosted by Tulane faculty and students on November 11th, 2017 and another one on March 10th, 2018. Registration for November 11th is now closed.

The event will begin at 8:00am with a sign-in and fun science activities led by Tulane undergrads. Participants will then get together in small groups and visit three different labs where they will do workshops in STEM fields led by Tulane faculty, post-docs and graduate students. We will provide lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt. The day will wrap up by 3:00pm.

We will soon be posting more information about the titles and topics of the workshops, but all of them are guaranteed to be great opportunities to work with women and girls in science and engineering.

Participating Departments

  • Anthropology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Psychology

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.

Are you in 8th-12th grade? Be a GiST LEADER!

Have you ever had a great time at GiST? Would you like to come help us out with the next one? If you are in 8th-12th grade, like STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and would like to get more involved with GiST, we'd love to have you apply for our leaders program! You could be an assistant group leader or work with our professors and students in running one of your favorite workshops. You must be available from 9:00am-3:00pm on November 11th. The leadership application form is now available online here. Applications will remain open until Friday, October 27th, 2017 or when space is no longer available.

Do you love Art & Science? Come to GiST Get Out!

Do you love art and science? Are you curious to see how they can come together? Are you a girl in 4th or 5th grade? Join us for a day of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities at Tulane's a Studio in the Woods, our art and science collaborative space located on the West Bank! Get out into Louisiana's beautiful bottomland hardwood forests and discover the secrets of this amazing ecosystem!

Our Mission: Tulane University's GiST Get Out Program provides fourth and fifth grade girls with the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) fields. GiST Get Out aims to use art as a method of communication to teach girls about what is going on in the world around them and how scientists make discoveries. Through exploration and implementation for the scientific method with an artistic twist, the girls who participate will learn to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively.

The Spring 2017 topic will be focusing on topics that define Louisiana's wetlands, such as food webs, disaster resilience, and conservation.

When: Saturday April 8th, 2017 8:30am - 3:00pm - Applications are now closed.
Where: A Studio in the Woods
             13401 Patterson Road
             New Orleans, LA 70131
Who: 4th and 5th grade girls interested in STEAM!

Cost $10. Please do not mail checks or forms until contacted by email. There are NO REFUNDS. Lunch (pizza), snacks, and a t-shirt** will be provided. If your child does not eat pizza, please send a bag lunch. Hosted by Tulane Faculty and Students.

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 GiST Get Out. There are NO REFUNDS. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

**We do our best to accommodate requests for specific t-shirt sizes, but we cannot guarantee that everyone will get their first choice of sizes.

Please email with questions or for more information.

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