GAINS Network Volunteer Information

Girls Advancing in STEM role models connect with our student-members through a variety of activities.  Role models can connect directly with student-run clubs through online video conferences or (if possible) in-person meetings and events. Volunteers can also connect with students at multiple GAINS schools through GAINS virtual events - see thematic calendar below.  Our virtual events highlight a subset of GAINS role models and are structured to encourage conversation by using a group discussion format, live video feed or recorded interviews hosted by student members.  Clubs are looking forward to hosting on-site speakers, panel events and small group discussions with local STEM professionals when it is safe to do so. 

Once you are part of the GAINS community you can opt into our virtual events, respond to student requests through the GAINS platform or join other GAINS events as they are scheduled. There are lots of ways to be involved and we are confident we have events that will fit your schedule.  

Join the GAINS Network Community by completing the volunteer information form here!

The first event of 2020 is a one-to-one pairing event where students will 'sit down' with a role model to practice their Informational interview skills. You can see details here.

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Month Club activities, resources and planned GAINS Virtual events! Information is sent to active clubs each month!
September Getting started with GAINS on your campus!
  • First club meetings
  • September mentor pairing event: Connecting with STEM professionals!
  • students are paired with STEM mentors to discuss informational interviews!
  • Movie Screening event: Picture a Scientist"
October Chemistry Month
  • Celebrate Mole Day! 10/23!
  • Explore Chemistry careers
  • GAINS speaker live stream event!
November Focus on Medicine
  • Antibiotic awareness week is this month!
  • Resources for exploring medical careers!
  • Online event for GAINS clubs
December Focus on Computer Science
  • GAINS speaker live stream
  • Hour of Code is this month!
  • Resouces for exploring computer science careers
  • GAINS member share event!
January Summer STEM enrichment + Academic bumps in the road.
  • Panel discussion online!
  • STEM summer plans and experiences
February Black history month & Engineering!
  • Virtual event: panel discussion or webinar
  • Resources to explore black women in STEM
  • Resources to explore engineering careers
March Outreach - sharing your love of STEM! Got an outreach project?
  • STEM project highlights!
April Earth Day is this month!
  • Focus on Environmental Science and Conservation
  • GAINS speaker live stream event
  • Resources to explore environmental science related careers
May School year wrap-up and planning for next year