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Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science

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The 2014 GEMS Near-Peer Mentor and Resource Teacher applications are NOW AVAILABLE. Click here for application information.

The 2014 GEMS student application for the GEMS Program at the U.S. Army APG STEM Center – Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD is now available here.

The 2014 GEMS student application for the GEMS Program at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command(USAMRMC) – Fort Detrick is now available here.

The 2014 GEMS student application for the GEMS Program at the U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) - Dover Air Force Base, is now available here.

The 2014 GEMS student application will be available by mid-April. Please check back or email armyGEMS@asee.org stating which lab you will apply to. We will then send an email notification once that lab’s application has opened. Applications must be submitted online through this website.


Welcome to the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Program, funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program!

GEMS is an extracurricular science education program, which enables youth (rising 5th graders through high school graduates – depending on the location) to experience science in a real laboratory setting. The program is based on a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum, and is focused on age and grade-appropriate hands-on activities, in areas such as science, engineering, mathematics, computational sciences, computational biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and biology.

GEMS is offered at various Army Laboratory locations throughout the country. Click here to explore the site-specific offerings at a location near you

All students who are selected and successfully participate in GEMS qualify for an educational stipend ($100 per week). Participants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent legal residents.

Youth who are interested in GEMS must apply online through the website.

The GEMS programs utilize near-peer mentors (college students in STEM fields) and resource teachers (licensed k-12 teachers) to provide instruction and mentorship to program participants. Near-peer mentor and resource teacher stipends are determined based on prior research and work experience. Near-peer mentors and resource teachers must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent legal residents.

Those interested in applying for the GEMS near-peer mentor and resource teacher programs must apply online through this website.