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Resources for Mentors

Current and potential GEMS mentors: Check out this document with information on the project goals, helpful links, and the skills, roles, and qualities a GEMS mentor needs!


Find a Role Model!

Are you asking yourself whether girls like yourself can be scientists? If so, check out these awesome links with information on cool female scientists!

  • Past Noether Lecturers: This website has the profiles of women who have taken part in the Emmy Noether Lectures, a very prestigious lecture series presented by the Association for Women in Mathematics. These lectures are named after Emmy Noether, a German mathematician who is most well-known for her developments in ring theory.

  • Women Scientists of the Americas: This is an entire book of short biographies and interviews with influential female scientists from all over the Americas, presented by the Interamerican Network of Academies in Science.

  • FabFems: Connect with real women working in scientific careers! This website is a database of women in STEM professions. You can search for women who work in your interest area near where you live and set up a meeting with them!

  • Woman Physicist of the Month: This is a blog maintained by the American Physical Society that highlights a different exceptional female physicist each month. These physicists perform research in fields such as atmospheric science, nuclear physics, nanomaterials, and polymer physics.

  • New Faces of Engineering: This site has profiles of the male and female recipients of the award for up and coming young engineers from DiscoverE. All of the honorees are college students majoring in engineering who have done very interesting research.

  • SWE Award Recipients: This website has the profiles of many women who have received awards from the Society of Women Engineers.

Cheers to GEMS!

Dr. Raluca Rosca accepts a diploma on behalf of GEMS of Prince George’s County as part of the TNI recognition event (July 15, 2016). It is great to know that the work of our mentors, school sponsors and students is recognized by Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell (CEO, PGCPS) and PG County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.