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GEMS - USAARL

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The GEMS program at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) – Fort Rucker, AL is open to the public for rising 4th-11th grade students (For example, a current 3rd grade student is considered a rising 4th grader for the summer GEMS program). All students must be United States Citizens. Students who complete each day of the program earn 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.

2015 Program Dates
Simple Machines GEMS (rising 4th & 5th grade)
• Jun 1-5
• Jun 8-12
• Jun 15-19
• Jun 22-26
Physical Science & Forensics GEMS (rising 6th & 7th grade)
• Jul 6-10
• Jul 13-17
• Jul 20-24
• Jul 27-31
Robotics GEMS (rising 8th & 9th grade)
• Jul 13-17
• Jul 20-24
• Jul 27-31
Medical GEMS (rising 10th & 11th grade)
• Jun 1-5
• Jun 8-12
• Jun 15-19
Assistant Near-Peer Mentor Program
• May 20-Jul 31
Near-Peer Mentor Program
• May 20-Jul 31
Resource Teacher Program
• May 11-Aug 4

Application Window
• Near-Peer Mentor Program (Dec 16, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015) – Apply here
• Near-Peer Mentor Program (Dec 16, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015) – Apply here
• GEMS Student Program (Jan 1, 2015 – Mar 2, 2015) – Apply here

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

About USAARL
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.