Girls Engineering, Math & Science (GEMS)

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Save the Date!

The 2017 GEMS Conference will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017!!

Registration will open March 15th, 2017. Keep your eyes on our website for the new 2017 GEMS brochure this spring! 


We hope to present girls with the opportunity to make connections with new people and those like-minded individuals to encourage friendships and personal connections. For this reason, we are unable to honor requests for girls to be put in the same workshops as a friend.

Take a few minutes to see what our GEMS conference is all about and watch our Girls, Engineering, Math & Science video (click here for video)! 


Please note:

The GEMS conference is for designed for middle school girls, ages 11-14. If you are not 11 years old, you will need to wait to attend the GEMS conference. Registrations will not be accepted without the enclosed liability form and workshop choice insert completed.
We cannot honor requests for girls to be in the same workshops as a friend.
Workshop assignments are final.

Please be aware that changes to workshops cannot and will not be made once they are confirmed.

A big thank-you to all of our sponsors who helped make 2016 GEMS possible!

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Family Insurance
Wheaton Franciscan
SPX Transformer Solutions
RW Baird
Lois Clementi
Your donations have made this program possible!


Become a GEMS sponsor

Are you a professional in the fields of Engineering, Math, or Science? We are accepting workshop volunteers for the spring of 2017. If you have an idea for a GEMS workshop and would like to volunteer, please contact Holly Wehrhahn

We are excited to offer our annual GEMS program which will bring middle school girls and their parents, teachers, community leaders, and successful professional women together in an effort to boost knowledge and interest in various areas of math, science, and engineering. Our unique program will allow girls ages 11 to 14 to choose various hands-on workshops taught by successful professionals in those fields to establish connections and friendships with like-minded girls of the same age group. 



View UW-Waukesha GEMS featured on WISN

Listen to UW-Waukesha GEMS featured on WPR

View 2016 GEMS Recap video

Here's an interesting article on why we need to encourage young women to enter the STEM career field:

This Is Not Your Father's STEM Job