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GEMS program brings middle school girls to college campuses in order to promote STEM fields

NOW: GEMS program brings middle school girls to college campuses in order to promote STEM fields

(KENOSHA) - It's no secret women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics...Better known as the stem fields.

In the field of engineering for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014 according to the National Science Foundation. Changing that is the goal of a dedicated group of female scientists and volunteers called the GEMS, or girls excelling in math and science.

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Tori Bokios visited one of their recent annual conferences that included more than 300 middle school girls from the Racine area at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

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