Local Clubs (Chapters)

girls looking through microscope and learning about science with hands-on activities

CAGIS chapter members, aged 7-16, go on monthly adventures to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by experts in a variety of STEM fields.

These monthly events often occur at the workplaces of our STEM experts, giving girls, nonbinary and gender nonconforming youth a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves.

Each month, chapter members receive an email at least 2 weeks in advance, providing the topic, date, time, and location of the next event.  Parents then RSVP to the events they plan to attend.  Most chapter events are 1.5 to 2 hours long and occur on weekends.  Some chapters have occasional weeknight events if a particular location is not open on weekends.

Past events have included:

• Robotics and coding
• Performing orthopaedic surgery on rubber knees
• Building and testing bridges in a wind tunnel
• Sampling plant communities in forests and fields
• The physics of figure skating
• CSI and forensic science
• Electricity and building a flashlight

• Mobile app development
• Computer science and website development
• Dentistry and searching for cavities
• The physics of art restoration
• Mechanics and fixing cars
• The chemistry of cooking
• Aviation and building model planes

  Visit our list of chapters to find a location near you.

All CAGIS Chapters remain online until June 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to reopen in-person Chapter activities in September, 2022.