Sixth through eighth-grade girls will have a unique opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the D155 GEMS Conference. Sixth-to-eighth-grade girls in District 155 feeder schools are invited to attend the free conference!
Did you know less than 25 percent of women currently hold positions in math and science, according to the U.S. Department of Labor?
District 155 wants to engage and excite young girls about STEM career opportunities! The district is partnering with local businesses and community members to provide hands-on activities in architecture, computer science, environmental science, forensics, microbiology - infectious diseases, polymers and robotics. During the conference, parents and their daughter(s) will
engage in a parent/child STEM challenge and girls will attend four different interactive STEM sessions. They will also have a chance to talk one-on-one with women in several professional fields during the career expo.
It’s your time to shine at the D155 GEMS Conference!
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Prairie Ridge High School
6000 Dvorak Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
D155 GEMS Mentoring Program
Community High School District 155 piloted a new GEMS Mentoring program for the 2016-17 school year to give high school girls an opportunity to meet and build relationships with STEM professionals. Seventy-three high school sophomore and junior girls from all four D155 high schools who have an interest in STEM were selected to participate. Various sessions will focus on networking, computer science, health care, and engineering.
In addition to networking with STEM professionals, high school girls will volunteer at D155's GEMS Conference for middle school girls on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
October 19, 2016 – Cary-Grove High School
December 7, 2016 – Crystal Lake South High School
January 28, 2017 – Prairie Ridge High School
February 22, 2017 – Prairie Ridge High School
April 12, 2017 - Crystal Lake Central High School