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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.


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Adair students attend GEMS conference at SCC



2017-12-05 - Somerset, KY - Photo Photo courtesy Somerset Community College.
Students from Adair County Middle School recently participated in Girls Exploring Math and Science Conference (GEMS), at Somerset Community College. Shown above from left front: Chloe Stapleton, Amber Loy, Hazel White; back: Jaylyn Burton, Viridiana Meza, Kennedy Stephens, Kiara Collins

GEMS was created as a way to encourage female students to consider mathematics-oriented and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school.

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Olivia Sells attends GEMS conference at SCC



2017-12-05 - Somerset, KY - Photo courtesy Somerset Community College. Olivia Sells, a student from Cumberland County Middle School, recently participated in Girls Exploring Math and Science Conference (GEMS), at Somerset Community College.
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Russell County MS students at GEMS conference



2017-12-05 - Somerset, KY - Photo courtesy Somerset Community College.
Students from Russell County Middle School recently participated in Girls Exploring Math and Science Conference (GEMS), at Somerset Community College. Shown above from left front: Noell Funk, Riley Hill, Kayle Coffey; back: Mia Townsend, Emma Anderson, Sophie Shearer, McKenzie Trautman.

GEMS was created as a way to encourage female students to consider mathematics-oriented and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school.

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Casey Co. MS students at GEMS conference



2017-12-05 - Somerset, KY - Photo courtesy Somerset Community College.
Students from Casey County Middle School recently participated in Girls Exploring Math and Science Conference (GEMS), at Somerset Community College. Shown above from left: Taylor Canter, Kara Davis, Emilee Spears, Mollie Harne, Audie Stonecypher

GEMS was created as a way to encourage female students to consider mathematics-oriented and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in doing mathematics and science and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school.

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