Getting Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Workshops
Due to popular demand, the University of Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is holding a series of GEMS workshops both semesters this year! GEMS is a female-focused pair of free workshops for 5th-8th graders on the many ways in which mathematics interacts with and influences the world around us. Our goals are to present interesting math in a fun, hands-on way and encourage students from traditionally underrepresented genders to get engaged with STEM.
This October, 5th-8th grade students can get engaged with math in a pair of free workshops around the theme of Math and Culture:
- October 12, 1-4 PM: Numbers Aren't Universal: Counting and number systems throughout space and time
- October 19, 1-4 PM: Mathematics of Poetry: 'Fibonacci' numbers, enumerative combinatorics, and ancient India
If you would like to attend these events, please register using the link above. Spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to any student who registers. Students may register for one or both of the activities. If your plans change, please let us know at email@example.com so we can offer your spot to another interested student!
Please note that to be guaranteed a t-shirt, you must register by September 21.
Registration closes on October 4.
Please contact Dana Neidinger at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
We would like to thank our sponsors:
- Office of Public Engagement, University of Illinois for a Public Engagement Grant
- Association for Women in Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Illinois Geometry Lab
- National Science Foundation