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Pratt Community School welcomes GEMS & GISE as part of our Extended Learning Program for the new school year.  Fall of 2014 students will be engaged in learning the engineering design cycle through robotics and First Lego League.  This year’s robotic challenge is titled WORLD class Learning Unleashed.   The Minneapolis Public School competition/ exhibition is scheduled for January 17, 2015 at Anishinabe/Sullivan School.  More information coming soon.

Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (GEMS / Little GEMS) and Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE / Jr. GISE) are after-school and summer programs designed specifically for K-8th grade girls and boys (respectively) in the Minneapolis Public School District. The goal of these programs is for students to have measurable and significant gains in mathematics and science. Inaugurated in 1997, the success of GEMS prompted the development of GISE in 2006. The GEMS and Jr. GISE programs started in the fall of 2010.

These STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs are supported through the collaborative efforts of the Minneapolis Public School District, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, and Achieve! Minneapolis. Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Projects include: High Tech Kids, The Bakken Museum, NASA, The University of Minnesota, St. Catherine’s University and Augsburg College.

The GEMS and GISE programs are award-winning science programs that energize our students' excitement about the possibilities in cutting-edge science. We value the talent and innovation the programs developers and teachers bring to the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Questions contact Melinda Stapley Melinda.Stapley@mpls.k12.mn.us or Anne Lewerenz Anne.Lewerenz@mpls.k12.mn.us


For more information, check us out on the web: http://alc.mpls.k12.mn.us/gems_and_gise_2