GEMS – Girls Exploring Math and Science

In 2017 GEMS was held at the Marriot Courtyard King Kamehameha Beach Hotel on Thursday, November 9th.  Over 360 5th-grade girls attended. This year, a limit of 336 has been established.  Registrations, room permitting, will be accepted up until October 5th (postmark deadline).  Early registrants will have a better chance to attend selected workshops.  First come, first served!

Download Registration Form Here:   GEMS Student Reg Form 2018

Download Workshop Selections Here:  GEMS 2018 Workshops for Program


Each year, West Hawaii’s fifth grade girls are invited to Girls Exploring Math and Science or GEMS, the most important event of the calendar for AAUW-Kona.  Through hands-on exhibits and workshops, women from the local community introduce girls to their occupations and show them how math, science, and technology are used in their daily work.  The program is designed to stimulate interest and promote the confidence of girls in these fields.  Workshop topics include marine science, architecture, financial planning, veterinary medicine, land surveying, chemistry, astronomy, dentistry, culinary science and archaeology.





Here are a few photos taken throughout the day, showing the hands-on involvement of the girls in their chosen workshops.