Girls Engineering, Math & Science (GEMS)

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 Registration is open for GEMS!

To register, please complete the registration information sheet. Registrations will only be accepted accompanied with the GEMS Liability/Release form and are taken on a first-come basis. Workshops will not be assigned without the enclosed forms or payment. To secure your spot in
the workshop, please mail or bring your registration to the Continuing Education office at 1500 N University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188.

Sorry, registrations are not available online or by phone. Workshop choices are not guaranteed. Though we will do our best to place girls in their top four choices, in order to accomodate everyone we cannot guarantee spots in workshops. Each year, we strive to encourage young girls to pursue their interests in STEM fields by presenting them with the opportunity to speak to and learn from those who have already attained success in their field.

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.

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.

GEMS 2016 Brochure

GEMS 2016 Registration Form

GEMS Liability/Release Form - Needed with Registration Form 2016

A big thank-you to all of our sponsors who helped make 2015 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 2015. 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

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