Continuing Education

GEMS Conference

Course Detail

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We are excited to invite our middle school girls and their parents, teachers, community leaders, and successful professional women all together, in an effort to boost knowledge and interest in various disciplines of math, science, and engineering. Our unique program will allow girls ages 11 to 14 to choose various hands-on workshops. This is a great opportunity for students to establish new connections and friendships. 

Parents! Don't forget about our parent program. This year featuring an informative presentation on Netsmartz (Internet Safety) and College Prep 101.

NetSmartz is a presentation which was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. NetSmartz is a safety program that teaches children ages 5 to 17 years old about how to make better choices online and become responsible digital citizens, guides parents in protecting their children online, and offers a variety of free resources. Throughout this presentation, we’re going to talk about ways parents can protect their children online no matter how they access the Internet.


Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Heather Wentler is an advocate for individuals who identify as female to be recognized as strong, independent individuals capable of success. Professionally trained as an educator and taught for 5 years in Madison, WI, Heather pivoted into entrepreneurship as a way to connect with and advocate for women and girls in ways she couldn’t in the traditional classroom. Heather is the Executive Director & Co-founder of Doyenne , and also the founder of Fractal and Madison SOUP. Heather has won multiple local awards and has been publicly recognized for entrepreneurship and the work she does in the community. She serves on various committees and Advisory Boards from across Wisconsin to make sure diversity and inclusion is a top priority for organizations and conferences focusing on entrepreneurship.

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