G.E.M.S. (Girls Exploring Math & Science) Camp embodies the principle of STEM, including an interdisciplinary approach to learning about phenomena that happens all around us every day. That is why the G.E.M.S. Camp recently earned the STEM Council Seal of Approval. This two-day summer camp is held at Indian Hills Community College and provides the opportunity for girls finishing third, fourth or fifth grade to learn and explore STEM fields through a variety of hands-on activities. Two session of the G.E.M.S. Camp were held this year on July 18-19 and 25-26. 
 
The STEM Council created the Seal of Approval to enculturate, sustain and spread STEM thinking. The STEM Council Seal of Approval recognizes and supports STEM programs and events that are unaffiliated with the STEM Council and help advance STEM principles. 

The Seal of Approval can be leveraged for promotion, external funding and other types of support. Each application is considered based on how it aligns to STEM Council goals, how it meets the needs of the community and its benefits and offerings to meet those needs.

For more information about the STEM Council Seal of Approval, past recipients and how to apply, visit  www.IowaSTEM.gov/Seal .