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Girls Excelling in Math and Science of Prince George's County

Girls Excelling in Math and Science of Prince George's County

Beginning its 10th year, Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) of Prince George's County is an after-school enrichment program designed for girls enrolled in Prince George’s County middle schools. The curriculum ranges across the sciences; lessons are designed to encourage the students to observe and explore their environment, ask questions, design experiments, collect and compare data, and collaborate with their peers. Outstanding University of Maryland (UMD) undergraduates serve as GEMS mentors and role models, facilitating the activities and encouraging questions and the practice of scientific inquiry. They challenge the girls to try out their ideas, experiment, and pursue their interests and studies in math and science. Our Mission: We are committed to providing our GEMS students a weekly after-school math and science enrichment program that is challenging, fun, and rewarding.

In cooperation with the students' middle school and with the support of the University of Maryland community outreach programs, we offer the following:

• After-school enrichment classes in math and science with an emphasis on hands-on activities

• Outstanding University of Maryland (UMD) undergraduates as GEMS role models and mentors

• Field trips to math and science educational and research centers, including the Marian Koshland Science Museum, the National Museum of Natural History and the University of Maryland research centers

• Family meetings that provide opportunities for parents to connect with and engage in their children’s educational process

Our Goals:
• Increase the students’ interest in pursuing studies and careers in science, engineering, and mathematics

• Instill an appreciation for the social values of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

• Encourage parental support and student achievement
Focus Areas
Education
Mentorship
Youth

Contact
Raluca Rosca
301-405-5180
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Address
20 Hillside Road
Unit R
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Website
gemspg.wordpress.com/

Year Founded
2006

Fusion Partner Since
2011

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Date

25 October 2020

Categories

Youth, Mentorship, Education