GEMS participants put items into a glowing water tank

GEMS Fair Bellingham (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science)

Does your child want to fly to the moon? Dive to the depths of the Earth’s ocean? Design the coolest carbon-neutral car? Solve all the worlds’ science challenges? Not sure if engineering, math or science are right for them?

Come find out! 

We need more GEMS (girls in engineering, math and science)! While women are nearly 50% of the general US workforce, women hold less than 25% of current STEM jobs.

Help us do our part to change this!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon on Western’s Bellingham campus to explore careers in engineering, math and science.

GEMS Fair is a free event, inspiring girls of all ages and their families to explore STEM careers.

We are excited to host again this year, welcoming individuals and groups from across Western Washington University and local Bellingham communities engaged in STEM research and fields.

Two GEMS Fair participants show off their projects

Let us know you are coming by clicking the registration button above.

Keep checking here and follow our Facebook Page as we get closer to see more details about what we have planned for the day.

Presentations begin at 12:30 and go until 3:30 p.m. Presenters include:

  • Process Safety Engineer from BP Cherry Point Refinery, Annie Sorich
  • Veterinarian and owner of Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital, Wendy Zawoysky
  • Western Washington University professor of Biochemistry, Dr. Jeanine Amacher
  • Western Washington University Chemistry Club

Explore activity and information tables like:

  • Bellingham Makerspace
  • BP
  • Sehome Seamonsters
  • SPIE
  • Sakata
  • Phillips 66
  • Western Washington University Inflatable Planetarium
  • ...and many more!

Gems fair participants use a laptop

This event is free because of our generous past and current donors.  Special thanks to

Phillips 66 Logo, which has the phillips 66 shield and the tagline "Providing Energy. Improving Lives."

Bold Blue text logo saying SAKATA, the name of the company

SPIE logo which contains the SPIE letters in bold black with a red period.

At a Glance

All ages - family friendly

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Noon - 4 p.m.

Western Washington University
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Registration for this event is free. Keep checking here and follow our Facebook Page as we get closer to see more details about what we have planned for the day.

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Location Details

Western Washington University
Academic Instructional Center - West (AW on Campus Maps)

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Free parking is available in the C lots on either side of Bill McDonald Parkway. Please pay close attention to all posted parking regulations when on campus.

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