Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Workshops

amphibian population dynamicsThe 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

April 13, 2019: Math Nature Walk Field Trip
1-3 pm at Anita Purves Nature Center


Registration is now closed.

If you are registered for the April 13 field trip but will not be able to come, please e-mail Dana Neidinger at to cancel so we can give a spot to a student on the waitlist.



We would like to thank our sponsors: