The 15th Annual GEMS Expo

We are excited to announce an opportunity for Alabama's female students. This event, offered by the Alabama State Department of Education’s Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS), is an educational experience designed to actively engage girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The GEMS Expo is a one-day event to include:

  • A student project showcase

  • Interactive and engaging STEM investigations

  • A visit with female role models

February 9, 2023


Southern Museum of Flight

February 16, 2023

Gulf Shores

Marine Science Adventures

February 23, 2023


HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

March 16, 2023


EW Shell Fisheries

What's the application process?

    1. Teachers create a team of 3-10 girls in grades 2 - 12.

    2. Select or create your own STEM lesson plan utilizing ALEX resources.

    3. Teach the selected lesson to the team/class.

    4. Begin a student project based on the lesson to showcase at the Expo.

    5. Complete the online application at by Friday, January 13, 2023. (Deadline extended)

NOTE: Team projects do not need to be completed before applying to attend.

No Project? No Problem!

To engage more girls this year, teams may apply to attend without completing a student project.

Due to limited space, only teams receiving a notice of acceptance are eligible to attend. Priority will be given to teams with projects during the selection process.

Sponsors of accepted teams will receive funding of $300 to help with preparation and expenses. All sponsors must be LEA employees.