The GEMS program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC) – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, IL is open to the public for rising 7th-11th graders. All participants must be United States Citizens or U.S. Permanent Legal Residents. All participants are eligible for an educational stipend. ERDC GEMS programs are hosted at the beginning (GEMS I) and intermediate (GEMS II) levels.
The ERDC-CERL GEMS program utilizes Near-Peer Mentors (NPM). Interested applicants must be available during all GEMS sessions and potentially for additional paid training days. The 2014 NPM application will be available in February.
2014 Program Dates
GEMS I (rising 7th & 8th grade)
• June 16-20
GEMS II (rising 9th, 10th & 11th grade)
• July 14-18
For more information on the ERDC-CERL GEMs programs click here.
Point of Contact (POC)
Mr. John D. Mudrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center - Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) directs its research efforts toward increasing the Army’s ability to more efficiently design, construct, operate and maintain its installations and contingency bases and to ensure environmental quality and safety at a reduced life-cycle cost. ERDC-CERL researchers work in collaboration with other ERDC labs and with partners in government, industry and academia. While the ERDC-CERL program centers on sustainable military installation infrastructure and environment, additional focus areas include enhancing socio-cultural understanding in theater operations and improving civil works facilities and infrastructure.