Welcome

Welcome!

The mission of Girls’ Science Investigations is to motivate, empower, and interest girls in developing the skills they need to pursue careers in science. University students and professors act as mentors and provide a context for exploring and understanding the various disciplines of science through hands-on activities in a laboratory environment. Through student scientific-engagement and parental awareness, Girls’ Science Investigations strives to close the gap in science found between males and females today.

It is a free program for girls in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade who are interested in learning more about science. For 2022-2023 there will be one in-person session (9:00 am-1:30 pm).


2022-2023 Session

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - The Electronics World

Have you ever opened up an old computer or cell phone and looked at the circuits inside? Have you thought about what all those little parts do? In this session, we’ll make paper circuits and play with resistors, light bulbs, LEDs and more. Come join us and make an interactive card for your favorite Valentine and a buzzing game to play with your friends!

There is a lot to know about electronics and how they impact our world. Join us for hands-on experiments and take home projects that will amaze you! Snacks and lunch will be served. The mission of Girls’ Science Investigations is to motivate, empower, and interest girls in developing the skills they need to pursue careers in science.


Students will have the opportunity to observe faculty run demonstrations, as well as, participate in hands-on experiments. Please email lauren.saunders@yale.edu with any questions or concerns or to be added to the email list (please include your daughter’s name and current grade).

Inspiring the girls of today to shape the science of tomorrow.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

Marie Curie (November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934)

Winning the prize wasn't half as exciting as doing the work itself.

Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 - February 20, 1972)