GEMS at Inman Middle awarded grant for activities

Natalie Payne, GT undergraduate, developed proposal for grant

Contact

Carol Colatrella or Mary Lynn Realff (marylynn.realff@mse.gatech.edu)

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The Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) Club at Inman Middle School attracts approximately 40 girls in grades 6-8 who engage in hands-on activities demonstrating scientific principles and encouraging invention. The girls who participate also have the opportunity to meet with Georgia Tech student and faculty volunteers as well as Grady High School students who volunteer. Anyone interested in volunteering one time or more should contact Mary Lynn Realff at marylynn.realff@mse.gatech.edu

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Summary Sentence:

GEMS awarded grant based on proposal submitted by Natalie Payne, former WST Learning Community resident.

Full Summary:

The Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) outreach program at Inman Middle School, which is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology, has been awarded a grant by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA). Natalie Payne, current Georgia Tech undergraduate and GEMS volunteer, submitted the proposal; Natalie is a former resident of the WST Learning Community. VHCA's grant program supports not-for-profit organizations and public initiatives that benefit the Virginia-Highland community. The GEMS program was founded in 2007 by professors Drs. Mary Lynn Realff and Carol Colatrella, who saw the need for program to keep girls aged 11-13 interested in STEM fields, and has been shown to be very successful. The grant of $1000 will be used to buy a Hummingbird Duo classroom set for the GEMS program, which will be used to introduce computer programming, robotics, and electrical engineering to the approximately 40 girls in GEMS in a simple and engaging way.

The Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) outreach program at Inman Middle School, which is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology, has been awarded a grant by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA). Natalie Payne, current Georgia Tech undergraduate and GEMS volunteer, submitted the proposal; Natalie is a former resident of the WST Learning Community. VHCA's grant program supports not-for-profit organizations and public initiatives that benefit the Virginia-Highland community. The GEMS program was founded in 2007 by professors Drs. Mary Lynn Realff and Carol Colatrella, who saw the need for program to keep girls aged 11-13 interested in STEM fields, and has been shown to be very successful. The grant of $1000 will be used to buy a Hummingbird Duo classroom set for the GEMS program, which will be used to introduce computer programming, robotics, and electrical engineering to the approximately 40 girls in GEMS in a simple and engaging way.

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The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

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Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, education, Girls, Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS), STEM
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  • Created By: Carol Colatrella
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 3, 2015 - 1:58am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:19pm