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Locations Goals Applicants Program About GEMS

The GEMS program at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) – Fort Rucker, AL is open to the public for rising 6th-9th grade youth. All participants must be United States Citizens or U.S. Permanent Legal Residents. All participants are eligible for an educational stipend.

Near-Peer Mentors and Resource Teachers
The USAARL GEMS program utilizes Near-Peer Mentors (NPM) and Resource Teachers (RT). Interested applicants must be available during all GEMS sessions and potentially for additional paid training days. The 2014 NPM and RT application will be available in February.

2014 Program Dates
Neuroscience GEMS (rising 6th & 7th grade)
• July 7-11
• July 14-18
• July 21-25
• July 28-Aug 1
Biochemistry GEMS (rising 8th & 9th)
• June 2-6
• June 9-13
• June 16-20

Point of Contact (POC)
Ms. Jessica Cumbee (Jessica.l.cumbee.ctr@mail.mil)

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) develops, tests, and evaluates performance solutions within the military operational environment to preserve the health, safety, and performance of the air and ground warrior. Specifically, the lab’s research includes developing return-to-duty standards for soldiers suffering from neurosensory and mild traumatic brain injuries, determining the effectiveness of life support equipment, and preventing and mitigating ground- and air-crew biomechanical injuries.