GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math & Science)

  • At GEMS, students will complete weekly STEM activities. Activities range from engineering builds to cabbage pH sensors to layering of fluids based on density!

    Participants: 6th - 8th grade girls - please make SURE to sign up to attend by contacting Nasreen Khan 

    Meeting Days: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm in Room 4404 (starting September 28, 2021)

    • Do you like to build things like rockets, bridges, catapults or towers?
    • Do you like to make things like slime, lipgloss, robots or circuit boards?
    • Do you like to grow bacteria and solve crimes?
    • Do you love plants, animals and nature? 


    If you said yes any of these questions then GEMS is the place for you! At GEMS you will complete science and engineering projects every week.

    Don’t like math? Hate science? Don’t worry! At GEMS we use problem solving and team work to complete our projects. We tackle big problems in hands on ways that will get your creativity flowing and your mind working hard without feeling overwhelmed.

    As the late great groundbreaking female mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani said, “It’s not only the question, but the way you try to solve it.” GEMS is an after school program at Howard Middle school run by Dr. Mary Lynn Realff and her students from Georgia Institute of Technology through Women in Science and Technology (WST).


Last Modified on September 28, 2021