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Registration Open for 2017 GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference

Registration is now open for the seventh-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference. The conference will be held at Conant High School on Feb. 4, 2017, for 5th and 6th grade girls and their parents in School Districts 15 and 54, and private schools within the District 211 attendance area.  The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls will learn about careers in engineering, math, and science by actively participating in hands-on sessions. These activities will be taught by women in fields such as structural design, polymers, technology, geology, and mathematics. Some of the presenters include women from the ...

Annual GEMS Conference Introduces Fifth, Sixth Grade Girls to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Fields

District 211 strives to introduce all of its students to various fields of study, and with an annual event, fifth and sixth grade girls get to explore mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school. The sixth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) conference was held at Conant High School in February, and area students participated in hands-on activities that focused on engineering, science, and math presented entirely by women. The entire conference is taught by women, whether they are teachers in the District or in fields such as structural design, polymers, technology, geology, or mathematics. During ...

Registration is Open for 2015 GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference

Registration is now open for the fifth-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference. The conference will be held at Conant High School on Feb. 7, 2015, for 5th and 6th grade girls and their parents in School Districts 15 and 54, and private schools within the District 211 attendance area.  The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls will learn about careers in engineering, math, and science by actively participating in hands-on sessions. These activities will be taught by women in fields such as structural design, polymers, technology, geology, and mathematics. Some of the presenters include women from the American ...

District 211 Hosts Fourth Annual GEMS Conference for Area Fifth, Sixth Grade Girls

District 211 strives to introduce all of its students to various fields of study, and with an annual event, fifth and sixth grade girls get to explore mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school. The fourth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) conference was held at Conant High School on Feb. 8, and area students participated in hands-on activities that focused on engineering, science, and math presented entirely by women. Since the first GEMS event, female freshman enrollment in engineering courses has increased to 22.5 percent. “We’re trying to inspire girls to not be afraid of things they may ...

District 211 Hosts Engineering, Math, Science Conference for Area Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls

To get fifth and sixth grade girls interested in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school, High School District 211 hosted its annual program that teaches them about careers in those fields. The third-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) conference was held on Feb. 9 at James B. Conant High School. Approximately 160 fifth and sixth grade students participated in the hands-on learning sessions and activities that focused on engineering, science, and math. “I really believe that if students have a teacher in elementary or middle school who isn’t very thrilled about math or science, ...