G.E.M.S. Volunteer Application Form
Are you enthusiastic about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? Do you want to make a difference in a young girl’s life? If you answered yes, then become a G.E.M.S. Mentor!

*** ABOUT G.E.M.S. ***

Girls Excelling in Math and Science (G.E.M.S.) of Prince George’s County, MD is an initiative that seeks to engage, empower, and retain girls' interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), while enhancing their skills and capabilities in STEM-related disciplines.

G.E.M.S. aims to help increase the participation of women in science and engineering fields by starting where it counts – middle school. Middle school is a critical stage for young girls where interest in math and science often fades or can be discouraged.

G.E.M.S. conducts STEM Saturday Academy workshops at local Prince George's County libraries. Our STEM Saturday Academy workshops allow middle school girls to explore STEM applications through hands-on, interactive activities. Specifically, students

- explore various STEM disciplines (biology, computer science, astronomy, atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, etc.)

- build confidence in math and science skills

- learn about women contributions to STEM fields

- participate in field trips to math and science educational and research centers, for example, Koshland Science Museum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Museum of Natural History, Baltimore Aquarium and the University of Maryland

*** WHO ARE G.E.M.S.VOLUNTEERS? ***

G.E.M.S. Volunteers are invaluable to the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers!

G.E.M.S. volunteers are expected to:

- facilitate STEM Saturday Academy workshops at libraries in Prince George's county.

- devote 3-4 hours during STEM Saturday Academy workshops

- chaperone field trips; G.E.M.S. offers 1-2 field trips per academic year.

Note, participating in G.E.M.S. may satisfy academic requirement for community service.

ALL G.E.M.S. volunteers must complete a background check before participating in the STEM Saturday Academy workshops.

*** APPLY TODAY! ***

Students (men and women) who are enthusiastic about community service, science and math, and have experience tutoring/mentoring middle-school age students are encouraged to apply.

***IMPORTANT NOTES***

- Volunteers will be reimbursed for background check fees.
- Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel costs.

Visit us at www.gemspgcounty.org to learn more about G.E.M.S.
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