Six 11th grade Princeton Day School students had the opportunity to attend the 2018 GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM) Conference at New York University from March 26 through March 28. The students are: Gwendolyn Allen, Seshasri Bhaskar, Giulia Gerschel, Sangeeta Kishore, Morgan McNulty, and Nashleen Salazar. These students were chosen to attend the conference because of their strong academic records, a deep and abiding curiosity about math and science, and an aspiration to study these subjects when they leave PDS.
According to the conference website, the GAINS Network is a virtual community connecting girls and women with a passion for STEM subjects to support, encourage, teach and inspire one another. At the conference, our students explored STEM careers and met professional women in these fields; connected with other high schools girls interested in STEM; and heard about cutting-edge research being conducted by women in STEM fields.