We had another excellent Girls in STEM (GiST) workshop in the Van Bael lab last weekend! Huge thanks for the great turn out of undergraduates, volunteers and graduate students who want to inspire girls to become women in STEM! I was at a welcome table this year with insects and a stereoscope — it was a lot of fun to see the reactions of the little girls when they took a close look at bees, lacewings, beetles and grasshoppers. Then during the lab workshops, we had the girls collect leaves, sterilize pieces and plate them. They each took home a plate to watch the endophytes grow. Some of them sent photos of their plates; see below!