GAINS Conference 2020

November 19th 

keynote address by

Dr Lisa Sanders

Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, author NYT Diagnosis column & Documentary series Diagnosis.

*GAINS 2020 is a virtual event!

GAINS has created a one-day virtual event for our 6th annual GAINS Conference.  We hope to bring together more than 200 high school girls from across the country to explore STEM topics and careers. 

All your favorite STEM fields will be, technology, computing, math, physics, medicine, engineering, chemistry, epidemiology….including many others that you didn’t realize were STEM-related!  Join us for this full day event………..

  • Make new friends in STEM from other schools!
  • Meet women working and studying in STEM fields
  • Learn about STEM careers
  • Hear about cutting edge research and STEM topics


Click here for conference details & registration information 

Schedule (*all times are EST)

8:30 - 9:30am  Keynote Address & Q&A

9:45- 11:00am  Technical talk sessions

  • TT Session 1 9:45-10:15am
  • TT Session 2 10:30 - 11:00am

11:15  - 11:30pm Peer mixer 

11:30- 12:30pm  Lunch break 

12:30 - 1:30pm  Career Mixer

1:40-2:40pm Virtual STEM Tours 

2:40pm  Closing address and conversation

Conference Registration Process

The conference is a school-based event. Teachers register themselves and up to 12 student participants. Registration is a two step process! 

STEP 1: School registration

*deadline: October 30th

Teachers will complete the school registration form on behalf of themselves and up to 12 students from their school. Teachers will need student names and email addresses for EACH student they register.

school registration form

STEP 2:  Payment Information

Once school registration is complete an invoice will be generated.  Teachers please print the invoice and follow the payment instructions.  GAINS is able to offer financial aid in the form of fee waivers - there is a place in the form to indicate a request for financial aid. 

  • Teacher Registration = $10.00/person
  • Student Registration = $20.00/person

STEP 3:  Session Registration

An email with session registration will be sent to those who are registered through their school or organization on November 1st.  Session registration closes November 8th.  

STEP 4:  Swag

The conference swag pack will ship after the event!  Information about shipping will be collected when participants register for sessions! 

What happens @ GAINS?

Check out past GAINS conference videos!