Girls Rock in Science & Math
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Thank you for a fantastic 2017 competition! We look forward to seeing you next year.


Every year, we hold a city-wide math and science competition, called GEMS (Girls Embracing Math and Science). It is built on the same ideals as GRISM - to foster interest in math and science. This competition is meant for and specifically tailored to girls in 3rd to 5th grade. The flyer for the competition can be found here.

In previous years, we had nearly 250 people registered for the GEMS Competition, from as far away as Olympia! 


GEMS 2017

WHEN: March 25

WHERE: Bellevue/Redmond Area - Microsoft Commons

Registration: $25/person

If you would like to donate to the organization that runs GEMS, Girls Rock In Science & Math (GRISM), please click here

The schedule for GEMS can be found HERE.

The questions are mainly written short-answer questions, both individual and team. There will also be critical-thinking games in the afternoon, also scored. We have endeavored to spin the questions toward logic, abstract reasoning, and imagination, with less focus on computation or preexisting knowledge. We believe girls will identify with this style, as it targets less rote abilities and more logical thinking.

Science topics include:  Matter/Atoms/Mass and Weight, Acid and Base/Chemical Reactions, Evolution, Experimental Method, Vertebrates and Invertebrates, Plants/Ecology, Energy, Electricity, Magnets, and Atmosphere/Plate Tectonics

Mathematical topics include: Decimals/Fractions/Ratios/Percents, Functions/Equations/Inequalities - No GRAPHING, 2D and 3D Figures - Volume and Surface Area, Basic Trigonometry, Angles, Equilateral Polygons, Probability/Statistics, PEMDAS/Exponents/Square Roots, Graphing Functions/Transformations, Coordinate Geometry, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences, and Polynomials.