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                      Near-Peer Mentors & Resource Teachers

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Many GEMS sites utilize Near-Peer Mentors and Resource Teachers to provide instruction and mentorship to program participants.

Near-Peer Mentors
Near-Peer Mentors (NPM) help to develop, explain, and execute each teaching module in the GEMS Program. NPM are college students from all STEM fields and education-related majors. These mentors are closer in age than the traditional teacher and create a more relaxed atmosphere for learning. The responsibilities of a NPM are to be role models to the students, promote interest in high-level science and math classes, and act as expert resources concerning college life and career pathways. NPMs are selected for their technical experience, attitude and teaching skills. Their inclusion in the GEMS program is integral to enhancing each and every GEMS participant’s learning and achievement.

NPMs are utilized at the following sites. Program dates are noted (subject to change).

NPM applicants who plan to complete the electronic application using one of the location-specific links below are STRONLY encouraged to read the 2014 GEMS NPM Application and Instructions and prepare their responses before accessing the application. click here to download the NPM Application and Instructions document.

NOTE: The electronic application includes questions that request demographic and marketing information which will not be weighed in the selection process. While answering these questions is required, you can opt out of providing a personal response (select: choose not to report, not applicable, or choose not to answer).

2014 GEMS NPM Sites

• U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) – Dover Air Force Base, DE
Dates: TBD
NPM Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) – Fort Rucker, AL
Dates: May 21 – August 1
NPM Application: Contact Ms. Jessica Cumbee (Jessica.l.cumbee.ctr@mail.mil, 334-255-6067)

• U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) – Redstone Arsenal, AL
Dates: June 2 – August 1
NPM Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC) - Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) – Champaign, IL
Dates: June 16-20 and July 14-18 plus 40 hours of intermittent preparation time before each session
NPM Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC) - Vicksburg, MS
Dates: June 16-20 and July 21-25
NPM Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) – Natick, MA
Dates: June 16 – August 14
NPM Application: Contact CPT Carrie M. Quinn, PhD (carrie.m.quinn.mil@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) – San Antonio, TX
Dates: June 16 – July 11
NPM Application: Contact Major Alejandro Gonzalez (GemResearch5@gmail.com)

• U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) - Fort Detrick – Fort Detrick, MD
Dates: June 15 – August 15
NPM Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

• U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)- Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) – Silver Spring, MD
Dates: May 19 (or as soon as possible thereafter) – August 15
NPM Application: Contact Ms. Swati Ramadorai (swati.b.ramadorai.ctr@mail.mil, 301-319-7533)

• U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) – Aberdeen Proving Grounds-Edgewood, MD
Dates: June 19 – August 1
NPM Application: Contact Ms. Christina Weber (usarmy.apg.medcom-usamricd.mbx.marketing@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – Adelphi, MD
Dates: June 23 – August 1 (MUST BE US CITIZEN)
NPM Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – White Sands Missile Range, NM
Dates: July 21-25
NPM Application: Click Here



Resource Teachers
Current K-12 Teachers may apply for a GEMS Resource Teacher (RT) internship. Typically RTs are licensed teachers within the public school/state system that currently teaches middle or high school students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. RTs are responsible for daily supervision of the NPMs, students and the maintenance of the lab. They provide guidance on all experimental activities and need to be present for the duration of the program.

RTs are utilized at the following sites. Program dates (subject to change) and application information are noted.

RT applicants who plan to complete the electronic application using one of the location-specific links below are STRONLY encouraged to read the 2014 GEMS RT Application and Instructions and prepare their responses before accessing the application. click here to download the RT Application and Instructions document.

NOTE: The electronic application includes questions that request demographic and marketing information which will not be weighed in the selection process. While answering these questions is required, you can opt out of providing a personal response (select: choose not to report, not applicable, or choose not to answer).

2014 GEMS RT Sites

• U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) – Dover Air Force Base, DE
Dates: TBD
RT Application: Contact Mr. Isaac J. Miller (Isaac.j.miller.civ@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) – Fort Rucker, AL
Dates: May 12 – August 6
RT Application: Contact Ms. Jessica Cumbee (Jessica.l.cumbee.ctr@mail.mil, 334-255-6067)

• U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) – Redstone Arsenal, AL
Dates: June 2 – July 16
RT Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) – Natick, MA
Dates: June 16 – August 14
RT Application: Contact CPT Carrie M. Quinn, PhD (carrie.m.quinn.mil@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) – San Antonio, TX
Dates: June 16 – July 11
NPM Application: Contact Ms. Stephanie Truss (stephanie.l.truss.civ@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) - Fort Detrick – Fort Detrick, MD
Dates: June 16 - July 10 and July 14 - August 8
RT Application: Email (USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.Other.Educational-Outreach@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) - Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) – Silver Spring, MD
Dates: June 2 – August 15
RT Application: Contact Ms. Swati Ramadorai (swati.b.ramadorai.ctr@mail.mil, 301-319-7533)

• U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) – Aberdeen Proving Grounds-Edgewood, MD
Dates: June 19 – August 1
RT Application: Contact Ms. Christina Weber (usarmy.apg.medcom-usamricd.mbx.marketing@mail.mil)

• U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – Adelphi, MD
Dates: June 23 – August 1 (MUST BE US CITIZEN)
RT Application: Click Here

• U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – White Sands Missile Range, NM
Dates: July 21-25
RT Application: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Questions about the GEMS Near-Peer Mentor or Resource Teacher positions should be directed to the Army GEMS Help-Desk by email armygems@asee.org or by toll-free phone at 855-592-3556.