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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, ...