In Spring 2006 AAUW College Park and the diversity initiative Science and Technology: Addressing the Need for Diversity (STAND) at the University of Maryland-College Park introduced G.E.M.S. as a monthly activity at Hyattsville Middle School. Nine students enrolled in G.E.M.S. Now going into its ninth year, G.E.M.S. is a weekly, after-school enrichment class in three Prince George’s middle schools. Fifteen to twenty university students mentor and tutor more than 45 middle school girls. With the support of University of Maryland College Park Scholars programs, members of the community and Prince George’s County Council, we are able to offer girls in middle school a program with incentives and opportunities to excel in math and science.
Amazon generously donates 15K to G.E.M.S. and our mission to increase and retain girls participation in STEM fields. G.E.M.S. is so thankful to Amazon for their contribution.
Students worked in teams to build model volcanoes.
Students understood the chemistry behind volcano eruptions.
Students presented their work during G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy.
Girls enjoyed exploring STEM through slime during G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy
Students did a fantastic job being engineers at the G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy. Girls built rubber-band powered cars. They learned about kinetic energy, potential energy, and the engineering design process. Visit here to view more pics.
Students created art bots our of household materials. They enjoyed learning about the engineering design process during G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy. Visit here for more photos.
G.E.M.S. students explored Physics through sound and music..
Students explored STEM as chemical engineers making slime during G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy held October 13, 2018.
G.E.M.S. student builds model car during G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy
Girls Excelling in Math and Science (G.E.M.S.) of Prince George’s County is a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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