Help Sponsor the Cost of GEMS
Too busy to volunteer but would still like to support girls exploring fun STEM topics? Your organization can donate to help defray the cost of GEMS – our biggest expense is feeding the students and their parents lunch!
Donate Items for GEMS Goodie Bags
Every year our participants go home with a bag full of fun stuff. We always include a t-shirt, and also some things for the students to enjoy. We’re looking for promotional items from companies or organizations, like pens, pencils, notepads, or other imprinted items safe for middle schoolers.
Volunteer on Event Day
Don’t have a workshop idea but would still like to volunteer on event day? We have plenty of volunteer roles to fill, including everything from help with check-in, to walking students around the USA campus, to assisting with workshops. You can volunteer as an individual or as a team from your company or organization.
Conduct a Workshop
We need volunteers to conduct fun, one-hour workshops. Each workshop will have 10 students. Workshops last 60 minutes and typically look like this:
- Greeting and opening introduction about your field or job: 5 minutes
- Question and answer session to get the girls started: 5 minutes
- Hands-on exercise or experiment: 45 minutes
- Closing questions and answers: 5 minutes
Have a great workshop that can be conducted in less than an hour? No problem! We can assign multiple workshop teams to the same session so the girls can spend their time participating in a variety activities.
Ideally the students will leave the workshop with a creation or related trinket or tool to remember their experience. We encourage you to provide handouts and take-home information so the girls can continue to consider your field as a future career option. Remember, this is an opportunity to promote your profession, your company, and your career!
Workshop signup deadline is September 15.