Girls Engineering, Math & Science (GEMS)

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Our 7th Annual GEMS conference will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2015.

Registration is now open!!

Open to girls age 11-14

Please join us for our 7th 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. 

Please note:  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 our office, Northview building, Room N062.

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!

GEMS 2015 Brochure

GEMS 2015 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 second annual GEMS Upcycled Fashion 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.


Must be your own creation.

One entry per person. No shared entries.

Must be made of at least 75% reused/recycled materials.

Must be a wearable item. Jewelry, clothing, bag/purse, hat, scarf, belt…

A big thank you to our sponsors:

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Family Insurance

Wheaton Franciscan

SPX Transformer Solutions

RW Baird

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


View UW-Waukesha GEMS featured on WISN

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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