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Geek Is Glam


Saturday, October 14, 2017
For Girls in Grades 4-8

Have you ever wondered, “How does that work?” or thought to yourself, “I could build that!” Explore, experience and experiment, not for a grade, but for fun! Meet talented women and experience exciting opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Discover how you can make a difference in the world.

We are very excited to have two speakers offering opening remarks and inspiration at GIG this year!


Kathryn Crockett is the vice president of Lamoureux Pagano Associates. She has a bachelor of architecture degree from Boston Architectural Center, a liberal arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. With strong programming and team managements skills, she is the project architect on many of LPA’s most prominent designs projects. Katie is also very active in a number of community and professional organizations.


Samantha Runshaw is Miss Massachusetts United States, 2017. Samantha is a student enrolled in the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying biology and aspires to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon, which is currently a male dominated field. Samantha uses her platform as Miss Massachusetts to inspire young girls to chase after their dream careers as scientists, dentists or astronauts.

At Geek is Glam, you'll enjoy:

  • Interactive Workshops
  • Amazing Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Exhibits
  • Educational Career Panels
  • Lunch in a College Dining Hall
  • Free one-of-a-kind GIG t-shirt and drawstring bag!

This is a girl-only event. We are looking for adults to volunteer with us for the day! If you would like to be a part of this great event, please contact Lizz Gordon at Volunteers are needed to assist in workshops, run registration, direct girls, be hall monitors and various other opportunities. All volunteers must be a registered member of Girl Scouts and have an active CORI on file with GSCWM and understand you will not be with your troop or daughter for the day.

The first 35 approved volunteers will receive a Geek Is Glam t-shirt!

Registration will open at the end of August-watch our facebook and website for dates!

Community Partners

We’d love to have you join us at our STEM GIG. Would you like to offer hands-on interactive workshops? Would you like to reserve a table during our Expo Hall? Would you like to put on a demonstration during our event? Are you interested in sitting on career panels and inspiring girls into STEM related fields? Perhaps you are interested in becoming one of our much appreciated donors! Please fill out this form and return to Tammy at and help us inspire tomorrow’s STEM leaders TODAY!


What does LED lighting, sunscreen infused UV ray protective fabric, touch sensitive metallics, drawing with 3-D pens all have to do with today's fashion? Join ArtReach and not only find out-create a futuristic 3-D "sketch" of a courture, fashion inspired uniform of the future!!


Join ArtReach for Drawing "UP" and be introduced to the techniques of drawing "up" with a 3-D pen and even create something to take home of your very own!


Visit ArtReach during the Expo Hall to try your hands at artwork and STEAM learning projects or meet the owner during one of the Career Exploration sessions and learn all about the fine arts, STEAM learning, and the art of fashion!

Brilliant Botany

From redwoods to wildflowers, the planet is covered in plants! Learn all about careers in plant science, awesome women in botany, new research findings and plant your own seed to take home with Brilliant Botany!

Cambridge Science Festival/Science on the Street

Cambridge Science Festival/Science on the Street always has the best hands-on activites at their table, like their Augmented Reality Sandbox and Mystery Tubes!

Fitchburg State University

Are you mindful or mindless? Find out with Fitchburg State University and how being mindful benefits you in school and at home!

Fitchburg State University

Let Fitchburg State University teach you all about oxidation and reduction with the Blue Bottle Experiment. You can also take a workshop on the isolation of carotenoids from spinach in a fun, hands-on experiment!

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Learn how to save the residents of Anytown from a hazardous materials disaster and determine whether you must evacuate or shelter-in-place and protect the environment from the toxic substance with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.

Green Reapers Robotics

The Green Reapers Robotics team is back and will be in the Expo Hall with their various robots for you to interact with and learn about!


Robots-and more robots! That's what iRobot is all about! Join us to see every day robots and how they make our lives easier!

Miss Massachusetts United States, 2017

Samantha Runshaw is not only Miss Massachusettes United States, 2017-she is a student enrolled in the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying biology and hopes to achieve her goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon! You will not only be inspired by her opening remarks at the GIG, Ms. Runshaw will also host Meet & Greets throughout the day so you can meet her up close, ask her questions and even have an opportunity for photos (with your camera)!

Project Oceanology

Make sure to stop by and visit Project Oceanology's table during the Expo and have some hands-on experiences with scientific instruments and live marine animals!

Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD, LLC/Education by Entertainment 

Learn more about how you think by participating in games which illustrate our strengths and weaknesses as we sense, perceive, think, learn, remember, make decisions, respond and multi-task during Mind Games With Science and Education by Entertainment.

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

How "cool" is science? Negative 321 degrees, that's how! Join Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt in the Expo Hall for some really cool science experiments, nitrogen and ice cream samples!

The Art Cart

The Art Cart is joining us to show how art can help you better yourself and live a more confident life while working in your journal that allows you to think and color at the same time!

The Discovery Museums

Shatter flowers and rubber bands, use a banana as a hammer, shrink a metal ball in just seconds, use everyday chemicals in exciting new ways and perform a metal altering experiment with The Discovery Museums.

The Giant Game Company

Join The Giant Game Company in the Expo Hall for a GIANT good time! We'll have 5 Giant Games:  Giant Chess set, Giant Checker set, Giant Piano Keyboard, Giant Jenga game, and Giant Connect Four game for you to challenge yourself and your friends

The Learning Hub

Did you know that lemons plus Led equals power?? Learn all about it in a workshop with The Learning Hub!

The Learning Hub

Visit The Learning Hub during the Expo Hall for a Marble Roller Coaster activity and demonstration and participate in rain cloud activities!

The New England Aquarium

Stop by and visit the New England Aquarium's Expo table and test out engineering solutions to the problem of coastal erosion using model sandy coastlines, learning and applying science skills while becoming more informed about the possible careers in coastal management.

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Learn all about the new and interesting breakthroughs in human genetics and a possible new gene therapy for Down Syndrome with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and even make your own candy karyotype or mitosis chart!

Worcester State University

What chemicals are in YOUR food? Join Worcester State University and participate in two activities that will help you see the different molecules in Skittles, Kool-Aid and cabbage.

Worcester State University

Explore the need for sustainability in chemistry and learn about innovations in the chemistry field. Learn how to better our world through better chemistry as you then get to make a usable product using sustainable techniques with Worcester State University.