GAINS Network

The Girls Advancing In STEM Network is a school-based community for high school girls interested in STEM topics. Through GAINS the girls connect with each other and with women working and studying in STEM fields to support, encourage, teach, and inspire one another. We provide access to role models and virtual mentors, and offer networking opportunities for women and girls at various stages of their educations and careers. Membership is open to any high school serving girls (public or private, single gender or coeducational).

GAINS Conference

This three-day event is dedicated to high school girls interested in STEM fields. GAINS partners with research institutions across the country to host the event. Throughout their time at the conference girls have the opportunity to explore STEM careers, meet STEM professionals, connect with other high schools girls interested in STEM, tour STEM facilities at partner institutions, and hear about cutting-edge research being conducted by women in STEM fields.

EE Ford Educational Leadership Grant

GAINS in the News

Greenwich Academy has been awarded the prestigious Edward E. Ford Foundation Educational 2019 Leadership Grant to support the expansion the GAINS Initiative. The grant’s total value is $500,000, with a $250,000 award from the foundation, and GA committing to raising a 1:1 match through fundraising efforts within the school community. The grant will expand the GAINS leadership curriculum and club membership, establish a digital database of members and volunteers, and sustain and grow the GAINS national conferences.