GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities

We promote awareness of STEM courses and careers for girls in an effort to spark interest, excitemen

Operating as usual

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 03/25/2024

Late post!
The girls identified objects as translucent, transparent, and opaque!

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 03/25/2024

The girls learned how to classify objects as translucent, transparent, and opaque.

03/01/2024

Too funny!

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 02/24/2024

We learned about thermal insulators! Today was a good day.

01/01/2024

We have an incredible year ahead of us!

12/22/2023
12/21/2023

Don't miss out! Enroll today.

12/20/2023

2023 was nothing short of amazing! We're looking forward to 2024.

12/02/2023

Wings over Water! Great documentary! Check it out.

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 10/28/2023

GISMO Scholars are having a fantastic day at the Shreveport Aquarium !

09/25/2023

We're "Bowling for Books"! Message us to donate new or gently used books with a STEM theme.

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 08/26/2023

We're skating into the school year with STEMthusiasm!

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 07/22/2023

Another great workshop!

Four Graduates Make History As Valedictorians At Spelman College 05/23/2023

Four Graduates Make History As Valedictorians At Spelman College It’s only the fourth time in Spelman’s 142-year-history! Spelman College is a prestigious historically Black women’s liberal arts school located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, the college announced a number of distinguished honors for their recent commencement ceremony, including ...

05/23/2023

H.S. Seniors, it's the last week of May. Take advantage of these FREE money opps!

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 05/21/2023

Sensory Art Exhibit



Smart girls really do rock!

05/21/2023

GISMO GIRLS are amazing!

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 05/21/2023

The Sensory Exhibit at Bossier Arts Council - BAC was a fantastic experience! We enjoyed ourselves.

04/30/2023

The submission window closes May 2, 2023 at midnight. If you know a young lady who will pursue a major in one of the STEM disciplines please encourage her to apply. gismoscholars.org Click on the SCHOLARSHIP tab.

04/29/2023

Smart girls rule!!

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 04/22/2023

Forensic Science- Mystery Powders
Today's workshop was spectacular! Help us bring this kind of fun to girls and their families in undeserved communities. Click the link below to support us through our non-profit, GISMO 2 GO!

https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/donate/F5whaf

Give For Good: 04/18/2023

It's giving time!! Early giving starts today! GISMO 2 GO has launched its Spring fundraiser. All funds are used to present STEM workshops and to purchase materials, supplies, and authentic science tools to give girls and their families the BEST STEM experiences. We appreciate your support.

Give For Good: North Louisiana's Day of Giving

04/04/2023

It's time! The STEM scholarship application is now available. Click the link below to apply. You must log in to your Google account to access the application. The deadline is May 2, 2023. Click the link below to apply or visit gismoscholars.org and click on the SCHOLARSHIP tab.

https://forms.gle/gCwHYwiZBMGPre8y8

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03/31/2023

This is awesome!

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD'S FIRST BLACK WOMAN TRAIN ENGINEER

Edwina Justus (July 11, 1943) is a African-American trailblazer engineer who is best known for being Union Pacific's first black female train engineer.

At a young age, Edwina's role as a change-maker began when she became the first African-American girl to attend Brown Park School, and she was the only person of color in the entire school.

In search of better opportunities, Edwina applied for a job at Union Pacific. After her application was denied, she enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

When she applied at Union Pacific for the second time, her application was a success. Justus began her career at U.P. in 1973 as a clerk at one of its Omaha facilities. Edwina Justus was one of five black women who worked in the Omaha office.

In 1976 she applied for an engineer opening in North Platte, Neb. She got the job and became UP’s first black female engineer at the age of 34. North Platte was a big operation. Union Pacific is the largest railroad in the United States. “When I received the offer in North Platte, Nebraska, my dad encouraged me to take it.”

However, the work environment wasn't supportive. Edwina endured racial slurs and the belief that she couldn't do good work as a woman. But she was not deterred. She used her wit and performance to excel in her career.

Justus worked 22 years before retiring in 1998. She hauled items such as livestock, automobiles and airplane wings to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado, never taking for granted the beauty of a sunset or quiet night.

“Railroading isn’t easy, but I didn’t let anyone bully me and I always stood up for myself,” Justus said.

In 2018, Justus was honored in a Durham Museum exhibit. The exhibit shares the diverse experiences of 12 Nebraska women through time.

Photos from GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportunities's post 03/25/2023

They dusted for fingerprints and learned words like cyanoacrylate! What did your smart girl do today?

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2023 was nothing short of amazing! We're looking forward to 2024.
GISMO GIRLS at the Sensory Exhibit- Bossier Arts Council - BAC
Smart girls rule!!
Today in GISMO SCHOLARS
I get so excited the night before a GISMO SCHOLARS STEM workshop! GISMO Girls Initiatives for Science and Math Opportuni...
Let's go!!! gismoscholars.org There's still time to join us for 2023.
GISMO SCHOLARS is enrolling now! Visit gismoscholars.org and click on the MEMBERSHIP tab.  Join us for a fantastic year ...
Who said K-2 can't code? GISMO girls can! Smart girls really do rock!gismoscholars.org gismoscholars@gmail.com
Congratulations to Sydnei Henson, our 2022 STEM scholarship winner!! She's headed to the University of Louisiana at Lafa...
Electrical circuits are so much fun!!

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