Area middle school students are invited to Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort April 1 to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, activities, resources and role models.
Held annually, Growing Equity in Science & Technology, or GEST, is a collaborative, graduate student-led event that brings together scientists from different Eastern North Carolina institutions, showcasing the diversity of fields, practitioners and careers that are possible in STEM.
Registration opens at noon Monday, March 13.
Throughout the day, students will rotate through interactive activities led by local scientists, with each activity representing a different STEM field. The day concludes with a panel discussion with scientists from different backgrounds and career paths answering students’ questions about their personal journeys and careers in STEM.
GEST was created to offer a space for students from diverse backgrounds, including those from under-represented groups, to engage in hands-on activities in an inclusive environment to inspire the next generation of STEM practitioners.