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If you know a female in a STEM profession who would like to participate in the mentoring program contact:
Kathy Gilbert PR STEM Division Leader

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If you have questio​ns about the event or if you’re a business interested in participating, please contact: Kathy Gilbert PR STEM Division Leader KGilbert@d155.org​

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Sixth through eighth-grade girls 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.


Registration for the 2018 D155 GEMS Conference will open on December 1, 2017. Check back for updates and the link.

​​​It’s your time to shine at the D155 GEMS Conference! 

3rd Annual D155 GEMS Conference​


When:  Saturday, January 27, 2018

​ 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Where:  Prairie Ridge High School
6000 Dvorak Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Community High School
District 155
1 South Virginia Road
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-8500