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This year’s event will be held on October 16, 2021 9am-4pm

Growing Equity in Science & Technology (GEST) is a collaborative event intended to expose female high school students and students of color who are often underrepresented in STEM fiels (9th-12th grades) to STEM resources, role models, and activities in Eastern North Carolina (ENC). GEST began as a one-day event for middle schoolers at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. Because interest in GEST surpassed the maximum participation capacity, the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences is now offering a similar one-day program for high school students. We are bringing together researchers from a number of STEM institutions in ENC to inspire our attendees to become our next generation of scientists and engineers.

Registration is not open yet for 2021


Growing Equity in Science & Technology believes that equitable, diverse, and inclusive experiences enhance the pursuit of knowledge, foster creativity, and amplify success across all parts of life. We are committed to furthering my anti-racism education in order to transform and liberate all learning environments, academic and research communities I am part of to be inclusive and equitable for Black and non-Black people of color as well as for all gender identities and sexual orientations.




Thanks to our 2019 sponsors!


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