Girls Empowered and Motivated by STEM

G.E.M.S. is a student-centered learning program designed to create confidence and inspire creativity in girls who are interested in STEM fields.

Do you dream of becoming the next leading female scientist, mathematician, or engineer? Do you enjoy problem-solving and team-building? If so, you’re a perfect candidate for the GSSM G.E.M.S. mentoring group!

Delivered by GSSM’s Center for Science Education & Outreach, G.E.M.S is a student-led mentoring program designed to build confidence and inspire creativity in girls interested in STEM. With the help of GSSM student mentors and faculty, students will brainstorm solutions to issues in their community, design a product or process to solve this issue, create a prototype, and present their final project to scientists and business leaders in the Hartsville community.

The G.E.M.S program will run every other Monday from February through early May and will be offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls in Darlington County. 


WHEN: Mondays - 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, and 5/6
Final presentations tentatively scheduled for Friday May 10, 2019
TIME: 4:00–5:30PM
401 Railroad Ave • Hartsville SC
WHO: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
COST: Free!

Space is limited to 20 students.


  • 8 – 10 sessions of creativity, innovation, and problem-solving
  • Opportunities to build skills, expand knowledge, and work on a real life problem in your community!
  • Mentorship from GSSM students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as community scientists and business leaders
  • Snacks will be provided

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