Girls Exploring Science & Technology

Due to COVID-19, the GEST 2020 event will not be taking place.

We will be in touch as we figure out next steps for the event.


Girls Exploring Science & Technology (GEST) is a collaborative event intended to expose middle school students (6th-8th grades) to STEM resources, role models, and activities in Eastern North Carolina (ENC). We are bringing together researchers from a number of STEM institutions in ENC to inspire middle school students to become our next generation of scientists and engineers. GEST is a one-day event at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. Participants will rotate through activities led by local researchers throughout the day, with each activity representing a different STEM field. The day will conclude with a panel discussion led by female scientists and an instructional workshop about preparing for futures in STEM.


Duke University Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC




We adhere to and comply with Duke University’s non-discrimination policy.