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GEST Expands to Include High Schoolers

Girls get the opportunity to work with simple machines during a previous GEST for middle school students. Photo: GEST

MOREHEAD CITY — High school-aged girls can spend a day learning more about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, opportunities in Eastern North Carolina at the first Girls Exploring Science & Technology designed for ninth through 12th graders.

The collaborative event called GEST is a one-day program scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell St.

The girls will learn about STEM resources and meet role models based in Eastern North Carolina as well as participate in activities. Register online for the program.

GEST began as a one-day event for middle school girls at the Duke University Marine Laboratory.

Because interest in GEST surpassed the maximum participation capacity, UNC IMS is offering the similar one-day program for high school girls.

Girls Exploring Science & Technology welcomes participation from all female-identifying and gender nonconforming students.

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