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 Katie Chappell at email@example.com. 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!
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 TBreen@gscwm.org and help
us inspire tomorrow’s STEM leaders TODAY!
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.
Join the Aldrich Astronoical
Society, Inc.'s display for hands-on STEM activities, models and
displays of space artifacts and meteorites! Learn about the 11 year
old girl who named Pluto, the largest Dwarf Planet, Venetia Burney
Phair. Celebrate Dr. Sally Ride, an astrophysicist and the first
American woman to go into space on the space shuttle Challenger and
celebrate other women in science too!
Algonquin Regional High School FIRST Team 1100
Join the team from Algonquin
Regional High School's FIRST Team 1100 and see exciting
demonstrations of their robots and participate in engaging, hands-on,
Come meet a registered nurse who works
in the Labor and Delivery Room and find out what it's like to be a
nurse doing such an important career!
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!
Association for Women in Science UMASS Amherst
Learn the science behind chemical
mixtures while you make your very own lava lap or have fun with Slime
and learn about the molecular biology that goes into making slime with
the Association for Women in Science UMass Amherst chapter!
Association of Women in Science-WPI
Association of Women in Science is
always looking for ways to bring women in the sciences together to
inspire each other! How will they inspire you? Visit their expo table
to find out!
Joining us again this year are the
Aztechs Robotics team-and they are going be displaying their
robots-and YOU can even run them!
How do ecostystems adapt and respond to
changes over time? From droughts and wildfires, to land use and
invasive species, our ecosystems are constantly changing. Meet an
ecologist from the Battelle National Ecological Observatory
Network who manages the northeast regional office of a
continent-wide ecological research project working to characterize
causes and impacts of environmental change in the United States to
study changing ecosystems to better forecast the impacts of these
changes for future generations.
Bay Path University-Delta Delta Epsilon Alpha Eta Chapter
Compare how well fingerprints are able
to collected from different materials that are commonly found at crime
scenes with the Delta Delta Epsilon Alpha Eta Chapter from Bay Path
University! You'll even get to try your hand and lifting prints
from different materials.
Bay Path University
Explore the world of crime scene
forensics with Bay Path University. Apply the principles of
forensic science to a hypothetical crime. You will enter into a mock
crime scene learning the fun tools on how to solve the question of…
who did it?
Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College
"Rock On" with geologists
from Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College and
have hands-on opportunities to examine geological and paleontological
evidence of the past and learn how we can connect today with tomorrow.
Understanding our past environments will help us protect the
environments today and into the future.
Play a biomimicry matching game where
you match a technology with the plant or animal that inspired its
design and learn all about Sharklet technology with hands-on
simulation with Beyond Benign.
Blackstone Valley Technical
Working with a team from Blackstone
Valley Technical, you'll get to take the paper tower challenge
and the engineering nail balancing challenge! Or you may learn how to
create a working electronic circuit!
Come see new products from Bose,
including some of their newest releases and learn all about the
technical/scientific side of the products and their development. Don't
forget to check out their raffle item!
Boston University College of Engineering
Learn about the engineering design
process, manufaturing and assembly by building and testing LEGO cars
with the Boston University of College of Engineering.
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!
Burncoat Robotics is back for its sixth year and is going to
help you program your First robot! In small teams you will learn how
to program robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Some of the things you will
learn how to do include driving set distances, detecting objects in
front of you, and how to traverse a route to pick up an object.
c-Link Sytsems, Inc.
Come meet Forager, a 6-foot long,
4-foot wide construction robot that weights over 600 pounds and has a
working arm that you can work! c-Link Systems, Inc. will also
have other types of robots and autonomous vehicles at their table for
you to check out.
College of the Holy Cross Women in Science
Join the College of the Holy Cross
Women in Science for mini-interactive demonstrations and learn
all about their Women in Science Day 2019!
Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut Science Center is joining us again for some
hands-on STEM fun-make sure to stop by and visit them!
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
One of our most popular workshops is
always the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts
University! Think like an engineer to help a dog that has lost
its leg from a malignant tumor and become a biomedical engineer to
design and construct a prosthesis.
David Clark Co., Inc.
It's all about space in David Clark
Co., Inc.'s workshop! Try on a spacesuit, sample food that
astronauts would eat in space, learn about the International Space
Station, and even play space games with space toys!
Join David Clark Co., Inc in the
Expo Hall to see space suits and intercom systems!
DESCO Medical Service and Lead Yourself Youth
Learn about the science of leadership
and finding the leader in you with DESCO Medical Service and Lead
Yourself Youth. You will learn how biology, history, and
language shapes our ability to leade, new strategies to take new
action when self-doubt arises and be able to use them throughout your life.
What is oceanology and why is it fun?
Join Ellyn Montgomery and find out! You'll also get to
experiment with changing water properties and discover the effects on density.
Flying Cloud Institute
Learn all about chemistry and
engineering with the Flying Cloud Institute while making bottle
rockets and doing candy chromatography!
Graduate Women in Science and Engineering at Boston University
Come meet Mounika Vutukuru and
Elizabeth Becker from the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering
at Boston University for a Career Explorlation Workshop!
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!
How can you use genetics to solve real
life problems? Learn all about basic genetics and how to investigate
inherited traits with a real genetics researcher!
Meet the crew of Gear Ticks from
Lincoln, a FIRST Tech Challenge team, see their latest robots and
learn about the next level of competitions!
Littleton Robotics-FIRST Team 6328
Visit with the Littleton
Robotics-FIRST Team 6328 and see demonstrations of their FRC
robots and Lego robots created by their 3 FLL teams.
Massachusetts Destination Imagination
Visit with Massachusetts Destination
Imagination during the Expo Hall and take a short challenge and
get a free pencil!
Meghan "Mouse" Schafer
What makes snow so magical? Why is snow
sometimes fluffy and sometimes hard and icy? Speaking of ice, what's
the best way to melt it? You'll explore the fabulous world of winter
when you try multiple ways to make snow, explore ice and so much more
with Meghan "Mouse" Schafer-our very own GIG mascot!
Museum of Science
Engineering motion is a lot of fun when
you use water pressure and interlocking blocks to build a moving
machine and knock over targeted objects with the Museum of Science!
National Grid Sustainability Hub
Don't miss a stop by the National
Grid Sustainability Hub's table to find out what activities they
have in store for us this year-and give aways!
Peerless Precision, Inc.
Come meet the president of Peerless
Precision, Inc. and talk to her about being a female in a the
very male dominated field of advanced manufacturing. She'll have
fabricated and machined components that are used in Aerospace and
defense and you can learn what this field is all about.
Join Petricore, Inc. to see
their new game called DogFight and become the dog in the plane
fighting against cats so save the other dogs!
Learn all about how circuits work with
Project GUST and make a greeting card that can light up with LEDs!
Project Lead the Way
Come learn to create blinking messages
and play "rock-paper-scissors" with a micro:bit computer.
What is a micro:bit computer? Join Project Lead the Way and
Join the PVC Pirates to see
videos and pictures of their competitions and see the demonstration of
their new robot!
Quinsigamond Community College
Play with different 3-D imaging
techniques and learn how they are used to enhance pictures, games,
movies and to create virtual reality with Quinsigamond Community College.
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.
As always, Smith College brings
it! Explore engineering design with balloon carsl explore plant and
animal cells with candy, frosting and cookies; build a tower out of
pasta and marshmallows; collect and look at macro-invertebrates under
a microscope; or make electro magnets!
Enter to win a high-five tunnel for
your troop and a 4-pack of tickets to a hockey game with the
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 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. Or explore simple wave models while
delving into the science of sound and how it travels and create unique
sound makers with household materials.
The EcoTarium joins us again this year
for their 6th year at the GiG! Stop by the Expo and see
what fun they’ve brought this time around.
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!
Toysinbox 3D Printing
You can join Toysinbox 3D
Printing and see some of the fun things that can be made with a 3D
printer-and even make something of your own to take home!
Transportation YOU-WTS Boston
How many pennies can your straw bridge
hold? Join Transporation YOU-WTS Boston for a hands-on straw
bridge activity and find out!
Umass Extension- 4-H YDP
Code Your World with Umass
Extension-4-H YDP! Using games and hands-on fun you'll learn all
about computer science that will bring coding to life through hands-on
activites. Great for first-time and beginner coders.
UMass Science Outreach Club
Ever throught about why the door knob
shocks you when you're wearing woollen socks in the winter? Want to
make beautiful patterns and sounds using just your hands and a bowl of
water? Well stop by so you can learn a whole lot of Physics while
having fun with the different experiments that the Science Outreach
Club of UMass will be bringing!
Women in Robotics Engineering, WPI Club
Join the WPI Club Women in Robotics
Engineering to build and code robots! You'll learn about the
obsticles faced in basic robotics and about the many careers in the field!
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admissions Outreach
Have you ever been on a college campus
before? Wondered what it would be like to live there? Current
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) students will take you
on a walking tour of the campus. Your tour guides will talk about
their experiences as WPI students, and you'll be able to ask them
questions about what it is really like to be a college student!
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn all about renewable energy and
put it into practice as an engineer! You'll join Worcester
Polytechnic Institute to design windmill blades that will be
able to generate enough power to lift a set of small weights!
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Explore the power and impact of the
brainstorming technique as it relates to the product development
process. You'll participate in team activities relating to
brainstorming with Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute BME
Join the Biomedical Engineering
Department from Worcester Polytechnic Institute to learn about how
biomedical engineers help keep hearts healthy and build your own heart
valve to help repair the heart!