Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Workshops

Fibonacci numbers in natureThe University of Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is holding a fifth series of our Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) workshops for 5th-8th grade girls this spring! Over the course of four Saturday afternoons, we will learn about several of the ways that nature is full of mathematical concepts. These fun-filled workshops are self-contained, so students may register for as many sessions as they wish.

February 16, 2019: Snow and Symmetry
1-3 pm in Altgeld Hall

February 23, 2019: Crystals and Polyhedra
1-3 pm in Altgeld Hall

March 2, 2019: Amphibian Population Dynamics
1-3 pm in Altgeld Hall

Saturday in April TBA: Math Nature Walk Field Trip
time TBA at Anita Purves Nature Center

Registration link (coming soon)

Please register for each session at least one week in advance. If you must register for a session less than one week in advance, fill out the above form and notify us by e-mail at


We would like to thank our sponsors: