The 2017 9th Annual GEMS Conference will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017!!
Open to girls age 11-14
Please join us for our 9th annual GEMS conference! 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.
Girls MUST be between the ages of 11-14. This program is primarily funded by sponsors and all workshops are held by professional specialists that are volunteering their services for their day to specifically engage this age range for the program. Because of this, unfortunately, if your daughter is "almost" 11 years, she will need to wait to join our GEMS until next year. We appreciate your understanding!
All registrations and workshop choices are available on a first-come basis and must accompany all completed registration forms and payment. Registrations must be mailed to UW-Waukesha Continuing Education, 1500 N University Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188 or can be dropped off in person at the UW-Waukesha Continuing Education office, Northview building, Room A130.
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.
GEMS Registration must accompany payment and completed registration form.
GEMS UPCYCLE CONTEST and win a $50 Visa gift card!
Don't forget to register for the UPcycle contest! You will receive the registration form with your confirmation.
Join us for our annual GEMS Upcycled Contest! All girls attending the conference will have the chance to create an upcycled fashion item to bring on the day of the conference. Items will be voted on during lunch and the winners will be announced at the end of the day.
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)!
A big thank-you to all of our sponsors who helped make 2016 GEMS possible!
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.
Here's an interesting article on why we need to encourage young women to enter the STEM career field: