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GEMS Participants Now Looking to STEM Careers

When Mikayla Rau was in fifth grade, her mother approached her about a program at Conant High School. The program, GEMS (Girls in Mathematics and Science), had the purpose of showing young girls what careers were available in various science and mathematics fields.  “My mom had heard about it and said, ‘Hey let’s check this out,” said Rau. “My friend and I both liked science so we decided to go.  We loved it.”  For more than 10 years, District 211 has hosted a GEMS weekend during which girls in junior high can work together with their peers, as well as high school STEM ...