Western Washington University Youth Programs is starting a fair to introduce girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The inaugural Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) Fair goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 in the Academic West building on Western’s campus.
The fair will feature a presentation by astronaut Wendy Lawrence, a marine life touch tank, a science photo booth, a presentation on robotics, and other demonstrations occurring every 30 minutes. The fair will also feature a silent auction and prize table. Proceeds from the auction will support young women participating in Western Youth Programs this summer, according to a press release from Western.
Due to Western’s children on campus policy, the University is asking families to pre-register for the fair online at this link. Parental supervision is required.
Parking for the fair is free, and available in the gravel parking lots in front of Fairhaven College.