GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) clubs were started in 1994 to encourage students, especially girls, to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, particularly technology, engineering and related high-paying, entrepreneurial enterprises.

GEMS clubs strive to ensure that a child sees themselves as a change agent or a problem-solver, a possible technology entrepreneur, engineer or a scientist, and as a person who makes a difference. 

Join us as we work to provide opportunities for students to engage with STEM all over the world.

Ramps and coasters

Balloon rockets were my favorite because they traveled like wild animals

Madison, age 11

Why do we need GEMS clubs?

Why form a GEMS club?

Informal Math and Core Classroom Math Standards:

Our partners at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley have prepared a magnificent set of links to informal math activities and core classroom math standards. Check it out!

Math Resources for Educators–Math Activities Linked to Math Standards

Parent Toolkit

The GEMS Parent Toolkit provides a way for girls and their families to continue their exploration of STEM and STEM careers outside of GEMS Club meetings. Please view an introduction and overview of the toolkit below.

Learn about the new GEMS Parent Toolkit