GEMS 2019 Registration is NOW OPEN!
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 GEMS 2019 can be found here.
If you are interested in volunteering at GEMS 2019 (you must be in middle school or high school), please sign up here.
WHEN: March 30th, 2019
WHERE: Microsoft Commons (Mixer) 15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond WA 98052
Registration: OPEN NOW
If you would like to donate to the organization that runs GEMS, Girls Rock In Science & Math (GRISM), please click here.
A sample schedule for GEMS can be found HERE (Will be updated soon).
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.