On Tuesday, November 14, some of our 5th grade girls attended G.E.M.S. Girls Exploring in Math & Science encourages girls to pursue study in the fields of Math and Science.
Each year, West Hawaii’s fifth grade girls are invited to Girls Exploring Math and Science or GEMS, the most important event of the calendar for AAUW-Kona. Through hands-on exhibits and workshops, women from the local community introduce girls to their occupations and show them how math, science, and technology are used in their daily work. The program is designed to stimulate interest and promote the confidence of girls in these fields. Workshop topics include marine science, architecture, financial planning, veterinary medicine, land surveying, chemistry, astronomy, dentistry, culinary science and archaeology. In 2014, 320 girls attended. The event was held at the Sheraton Resort at Keauhou Bay.