Adelphi, MD

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

gems program

The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Summer Program at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD, provides middle school and high school students with the opportunity to explore new concepts and activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. Participants interact with scientists, engineers, near-peer mentors, and other STEM professionals to examine thought-provoking STEM topics.

GEMS I Overview: Students will explore a variety of STEM topics during a one-week session. Topics include electronic devises, robotics, reusable energy, atmospheric science, and 3D printing technology. The curriculum will consist of engaging project demonstrations, tours, and hands-on laboratory experiments.

GEMS II Overview: Students will investigate Environmental Science, Robotics, and Computer Science during a one-week session. The curriculum will consist of engaging project demonstrations, tours, and hands-on laboratory experiments.

2018 Important Dates:

Near-Peer Mentor and Resource Teacher applications:  November 3 – December 29, 2017 -> APPLY HERE!

Student Applications:  February 1 – March 30, 2018

GEMS Level 2018 Dates
Fall 2018 Grade Level
GEMS I
  • TBD
6-8
GEMS II
  • TBD
9-10