Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.
The US Army, ARDEC mission is to lead research, development and engineering of system solutions to the US Army. The ARDEC vision, established at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, as a critical asset that is vital to National Security, is its ability to deliver products and provide world class facilities and services. Our GEMS program is based on joint, multi-disciplinary collaborations; between educators and our engineers and scientists; for an age/grade appropriate educational curriculum; taught by teachers and mentors. ARDEC GEMS is uniquely focused on forming the type of hands-on, real-world activities; that are relevant to the state-of-the-art armaments work our labs strive to develop, design and produce for the warfighter. Our GEMS education strives to reach STEM areas such as: physics and chemistry, applied science, engineering & technology, mathematics, and computer science; applied among select competencies unique to our armaments science and technologies.
2017 Important Dates:
15 May: Applications Close. Lottery Selection and Course Assignments
31 April: Course curriculum finalized
9 June: All GEMS participants selected, notified, acceptances received
30 June: All selected student forms completed, processed and registered
24 July – 18 August: Students participate in GEMS program (one week courses, dates vary by scope and type)
For questions and more information, please call and a leave a voice message, or email us at:
DoD Address: USARMY PICA RDECOM Mailbox Picatinny-STEM-GEMS
Tel: (973) 724-1153
|2017 Dates||GEMS Level||2017 GEMS COURSES OFFERED
(Applicants selected via Lottery by 31 May 2017)
|Applicable Grade Levels|
|July 31 – August 4
|GEMS I, II||