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).

2023-2024 Session

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - The World of Sound

Did you know you can’t hear anything in space? Do you know how your ear works to hear things? Have you ever wondered how sound travels through different materials before reaching our ears? Learn all about sound and its properties through activities with every day items like slinkies, salt, and rubber bands. There is a lot to know (and hear!) about sound!

Saturday, November 4, 2023 - The World of Light

Did you know that there is a connection between a rainbow and your reflection in a mirror? You can produce your own 3D images and write secret messages that can only be read using certain colored filters. Learn about light and color through your own hands-on investigations. See how light can be used to make electric currents flow. Play with optical illusions and make your own puzzling pictures. There is lots of fun to be had with the light!

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 richard.crouse@yale.edu with any questions or concerns or to be added to the email list (please include the student’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)