Whittier International School is excited to have GEMS and GISE as part of our Community Ed ASAP programming.

Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (GEMS) and Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE) are after-school and summer programs designed specifically for K-8 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. 

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.

For information on how to register for GEMS/GISE, contact Whittier's Community Ed coordinator, Jeff Carlson, or click on the links to the right.


(Page updated 8/15)