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

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Fifth and sixth grade students participate in hand-on activities during GEMS.

Fifth and sixth grade students participate in hand-on activities during last year’s GEMS 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 Chemical Society, Kraft Foods, Women Leaders in Action, and Cast Metals Institute. Participating girls also will receive a goody bag full of STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Science) information. Female students in all five District 211 high schools also work the events and help guide fifth and sixth graders through learning sessions.

To register for the 2015 GEMS conference, please click here.