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Girls participate in GEMS Program day camp

Participants in a field study sponsored by the Blue Waters project through the GEMS program

A student leads participants in a field study as part of a biodiversity-focused day camp for middle-school girls sponsored by the Blue Waters project through the GEMS program at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, a National Science Foundation-supported supercomputing center.

Located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GEMS--Girls Engaged in Math and Science--targets middle-school girls in east-central Illinois and is one of the few sustained outreach programs that has been successfully implemented since 1994. GEMS is intended to encourage girls to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers to gain confidence in using authentic computer tools for math and science, to increase their higher level thinking skills, and to encourage them to take advanced level math and science courses in high school and college.

To learn more about GEMS, visit the program's website Here. (Date of Image: 2010-2012)

Credit: National Center for Supercomputer Applications

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