Girls Excelling in Math and Science

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GEMS clubs are located all around the world. If you have a GEMS club, we invite you to register and become a part of our community.  Our locations  — click to open a Google map in progress

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Challenges and Activities

GEMS activities are chosen as suggestions, not requirements. The best GEMS clubs choose activities/lessons that reflect the interests of the girls and expose them to new and exciting challenges that they may not ever see in school or at home….

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Encouraging girls to pursue STEM fields for courses and careers has been a long-identified challenge, even as early as the 1980s. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have dedicated time and funding to…

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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.

Balloon rockets were my favorite because they traveled like wild animals

Madison, age 11

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

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