Catalysts for Change 2024 will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please be advised that attendees are required to participate in both sessions. Contact us if you cannot attend both!

Every year, our female graduate student-run outreach group from the Washington University in St. Louis Chemistry Department hosts an event called Catalysts for Change for young high school freshmen girls from the greater St. Louis area to come and participate in various labs ranging from biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering to try and provide a well-rounded event. Catalysts for Change is a two-weekend event on campus in the WashU Chemistry Department.

During this weekend experience, we also like to offer them a chance to hear from two successful women currently in STEM who would encourage them to pursue a STEM career. This year, we are proud to host Dr. Malika Jeffries-EL, PhD from Boston University, a dean of arts and sciences and chemist, researching organic semiconductors materials, and Dr. Ishana Shetty, MD., a WashU OBGYN doctoral fellow in Complex Family Medicine, researching differences in morbidity/mortality of pregnancy before and after changes to reproductive healthcare policy.

Our goal is that students will walk away from Catalysts for Change excited and inspired to become the next aspiring female scientist, physicist, doctor, engineer, etc. and keep the connections and network they’ve made for the future! If you’re eligible, please register and get ready for a fun time!

Student pick-up/drop-off will be located in front of Wrighton Hall on the Danforth Campus (accessible from Throop Rd., across from the Millbrook Parking Garage. See picture below.)

Sign up at the link below!