Tennessee Girls in STEM (TGIS) Conference


This year's conference will be held on the MTSU campus. Parents will drop their children off at SCI and pick them up at LRC. See Schedule below for more information.

Schedule (Registration required to attend)

Campus Welcomes 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  (15 minutes)
Keynote 9:00 AM – 9:35 AM (35 minutes)
Questions 9:35 AM to 9:45 AM  (10 minutes)
Go to Workshop 1 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM (15 minutes)
Workshop 1**Panel for High School Girls** 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (60 minutes)
Go to Lunch 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM (15 minutes)
Lunch 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM (45 minutes)
Go to Workshop 2  11:45 AM to 12:00 PM (15 minutes)
Workshop 2 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (60 minutes)
Go to Workshop 3 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM (15 minutes)
Workshop 3 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM (60 minutes)
Return to LRC 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM (15 minutes)
Door prizes and Dismissal 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM (30 minutes)

2021 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andrea Eller, PhD (Biological Anthropology)

Embodiment, Empowerment, and Evolution: What Anatomy Can Teach Us About Life

Keynote Speaker 2021

Read about Dr. Eller 

2021 TGIS High School Panel Discussion: MTSU Women Alumni in STEM

TaRisha LakeTaRisha Lake graduated from MTSU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduation, TaRisha worked productively in the field of Nursing as a provider of personal care for patients.  Later, she moved into the lab as a Microbiologist, primarily performing microbiological laboratory techniques such as: enumerating bacterial populations, culturing aseptic techniques, and identification of pathogens. TaRisha then served as a Consultant Senior Microbiologist, where she traveled and was responsible for providing lead revisions of existing assays and identifying opportunities for new assay development in accordance with GMP requirements. Presently, TaRisha is a Quality Control Analyst III at a pharmaceutical company. In her spare time, she is an active champion for health awareness. 

TaRisha is a native of Bolivar, TN. She lives in Baltimore, MD where she has access to various new opportunities in her career. She plans to continue working to be better each new day and be a resource to others. 




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