The GAINS conference is a school-based event for high school girls interested in STEM. Teachers register themselves and up to 6 student participants from their school. Registration is a multi-step process that is initiated by teachers!
Registration & Session Selection Timeline
September 1st: School registration is now closed.
September 30th: Final date to submit student names & email information
*registration fee waiver application due (see more information below)
October 24th: Session Selection Opens
*information sent to each participant email address
October 28th: Session Selection Closes
*participants who do not select sessions will be added to sessions that have space
STEP 1: School registration
Teachers, please complete the school registration form on behalf of yourself and up to 6 girls from your school. Indicate the number of students you plan to bring to the event. You DO NOT need to know the names and email addresses of attendees at the time of registration. If you know the names and email addresses of your students you may enter them when you register your school. If you do not know which students will attend you can complete the school registration process and then return to the site and add specific student email addresses by September 30th.
Fees: $275/student, $50/teacher
STEP 2: Payment Information
Once school registration is complete, an email confirming registration will be generated and emailed to the teacher. Teachers, please print the email and follow the payment instructions.
Financial Aid: GAINS is able to offer financial aid in the form of fee waivers for students and teachers who qualify. There is a place on the registration form to indicate a request for financial aid. If you select this option during registration, we will follow-up with you directly via email.
STEP 3: Session Registration
October 24th - October 28th.
EACH CONFERENCE ATTENDEE (students and teachers) will be sent a unique email link so they can register for their individual sessions during this time period. Attendees who do not select sessions will be assigned sessions. You may read about each talk and tour offered this year beforehand!
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Gonzalez will be our keynote speaker for the upcoming conference.
Dr. Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and part of the Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program at Yale University. Her lab's research focuses on the development of biomaterials for use as investigational tools, particularly for the investigation of immunological responses to inflammatory signals from endogenous and exogenous sources.
The Gonzalez lab combines organic chemistry, molecular biology, mathematics, computational modeling and image analysis to develop and use engineered scaffolds to dissect the chemo-mechanics of immunological processes, specifically those related to microvascular structures. This work has special significance to an array of diseases and disorders, including acute and chronic inflammation and fibrosis.
Dr. Gonzalez’s translational research interests have led to the development of new technologies that are being deployed in underserved and low-infrastructures settings across the world. PremieBreathe, a low-cost, mobile neonatal respiratory device invented by Dr. Gonzalez, has been supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and NCIIA/Venturewell for development and study deployment in Ethiopia.
Within Yale, Dr. Gonzalez has been recognized for her dedication to exceptional teaching, having been awarded the Provost’s Teaching Award, the top prize awarded for teaching across all of Yale University, including Yale College, Yale School of Medicine, School of Management, and Yale Law School. Her efforts in education and public inclusion in science is noted by her opinion pieces published in Science and the New York Times.
Sunday, November 13
4 pm: check-in (Yale Science Building Lobby)
5 pm: keynote address by Dr. Anjelica Gonzalez (YSB Marsh Hall)(
6:30 pm: dinner @ Divinity School Ballroom
Monday, November 14
8:30 am Student and faculty check-in, grab-and-go breakfast
9:15 am Student networking & connection session
10:00 am Snack break
10:30 am Panel discussion
11:30 am break/free time
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm STEM tour session I (Main Campus)
2:30 pm Tours return
3:00 pm career mixer & coffee
6:00 pm Dinner & Evening activity
Tuesday, November 15
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Tech Talk session I
10:40 am Tech Talk session II
11:15 am STEM Tours (West campus)
12:30 pm Closing & grab-and-go lunch
Each participant will select from the following:
We encourage students to select content that is NEW to them! We want you to expand your understanding of STEM career options and topics! So take a chance and find something new!
Session registration link will be included in an email sent in the fall!
This event will be IN-PERSON at Yale University in New Haven, CT
We have secured a block of rooms at the Omni Hotel in New Haven for the conference. The room rate is $ 205/nt + taxes and this rate is available until October 14, 2022.
See below for information from the Omni Hotel's website
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale is located near the following airports:
From Tweed Airport
From Bradley International Airport
From LaGuardia International Airport
From JFK International Airport
Nearby Transportation Options