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GSTWC- Girls in STEM, together we CHEM! 


GSTWC was founded in the summer of 2023 by Dr. Gionfriddo with the intent of empowering young female students interested in STEM. While the program not only educates it participants on different science topics, it aims to also discuss the difficulties women face in STEM-related fields. Participants go through a series of team-building activities while also engaging in positive discussions about the progress women have made over the years in the various fields of STEM. Students also have the opportunity to conduct their own experiments at the University of Toledo laboratories. 

GSTWC is sponsored by the National Science Foundation - CHE- ECS

Check out the girls' latest experiments!
(our girls prepared scripts, recorded and edited the videos independently) 

GSTWC- The team 

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Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo

GSTWC Founder and Program Director 


Madison L. Williams 

Program Coordinator


Anam Dewani


Assistant Program Coordinator

Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of The University of Toledo (OH, USA). Research work in Dr. Gionfriddo’s lab focuses on developing advanced analytical separation tools for the analysis of complex biological and environmental samples using green extraction methodologies. 

Madison Williams is a P.hD. student in Dr. Gionfriddo's group. She achieved her B.S. degree in Chemistry at the California State University, Fresno in 2022.

Anam Dewani is a biochemistry major on the pre-med track at the University of Toledo. She graduated from Dublin Jerome High School and her future plans include pursuing medical school with a specialization in pediatrics. Outside of class, Anam enjoys volunteering, running, and spending time with her friends and family. She also works as a medical scribe and a tutor.

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