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Girls Exploring Math And Science (GEMS) at SCC
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By Allison Horseman and Cindy Clouse
Somerset, KY - For 10 years, area middle school girls have had the opportunity to explore careers related to math and science thanks to a program at Somerset Community College (SCC).
The Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) Conference is held annually on the SCC Somerset campus. This year, students from 14 area middle schools including Adair, Casey, Cumberland, McCreary, Meece, North Laurel, Northern, Rockcastle, Russell, Science Hill, Somerset Christian, South Laurel, Southern and Wayne County took part in the 10th anniversary event.
GEMS was created as a way to encourage female students to consider mathematics-oriented and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in mathematics and science and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. The GEMS program is designed to promote the National Science Foundation's (NSF) program which promotes a larger and more diverse science and engineering workforce.
Each student participated in hands-on workshops hosted by programs such as Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Physics and Engineering, Augmented Reality and Construction Technology. Lunch was catered by SCC Culinary Arts students and Chefs Michael Wells and Ed Nazario.
GEMS team members include: Alesa Johnson, Cindy Byrd, Carol Calcaterra, Tanya Cowan, Deb House, Kelly Johnson, Kathy Lewis, Cecilia Ramilo and Shanda Catron.
This story was posted on 2017-12-05 10:17:31
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