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Cobb GEMS:

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Julia Huprich

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Cobb GEMS:
Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science

Summer 2014
"I liked the fact that it's not always men that are into science and have careers in tech. It was cool to see women in the industry. It also made me feel good to
get out and do something productive,
instead of sitting around the house all
day. :) I'm just excited that science isn't as BORING as I made it out to be. :)"

Cobb GEMS Participant
June 3: Kickoff
June 10: 3-D Printing &
Open Source Computing
June 17: Game Design
June 24: Coding
July 1: Robotics
July 8: Machines, Magnets, & Movies
July 15: Web Development
July 22: Career Day
July 29: Program Wrap-Up
Program Schedule
"I wanted to thank you
again for establishing the
GEMS program to expose
my daughter to more
STEM-related activities and
careers. She is truly excited
about being able to pursue
a career in this field and I’m
grateful for the additional
resources given to her.
Thanks again."

Cobb GEMS Parent
What topics did GEMS participants
enjoy learning about?
Program
By the Numbers
37 Registered Participants
9 Sessions
25 Presenters
175 Total Attendees
$1549.09 Expended

"Thank you so much
Cobb Library Foundation for
allowing us to have this
learning experience. I've
gotten to learn so much
about science and
technology these past
weeks. Thank you!!"

Cobb GEMS Participant

"Are you more likely to choose a STEM career after this program?"
When asked,
70% said yes
"This is an excellent program to expose girls to the tech field and all the possibilities for women in technology."

Cobb GEMS Parent
Program Partners & Supporters
Georgia Public Library Service

Southern Polytechnic
State University

Women in Technology
"Thank you for hosting GEMS. It allowed me to experience some of the career options that are available to girls like me who love math and science."

Cobb GEMS Participant
When asked,
“Has your daughter benefited from this program?”


100% of parents answered yes
100%
of participants said that they enjoyed the program
Possible Future Plans
Investigate other programs
Offer similar summer programs
Expand program to other locations
Thank you!
Julia Huprich
Cobb County Public Library System
huprichj@cobbcat.org
(770) 528-7953
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