U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) GEMS
Fort Rucker, Alabama
The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program is a summer extracurricular, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education program that enables participants to engage in hands-on experiments and to focus on STEM career fields.
Visit http://www.usaarl.army.mil/usaarl/pages/gemsprog.htm for detailed information, a flyer, and brochures about the USAARL GEMS program.
2013 Program Offerings
Physical Science & Forensics GEMS (5th-6th grade)
Physical Science & Forensics GEMS challenges participants to investigate problem solving, estimation, water properties, engineering, physics/forces of motion, and forensics techniques.
Session 1: June 10-14, 8:30-3:30
Session 2: June 17-21, 8:30-3:30
Session 3: June 24-28, 8:30-3:30
Robotics GEMS (7th-8th grade)
Robotics GEMS challenges participants to build a robot and program the robot to maneuver and conquer a variety of tasks, like following a line, performing a search and rescue, and dancing.
Session 1: July 15-19, 8:30-3:30
Session 2: July 22-26, 8:30-3:30
Near-Peer Mentor GEMS (College-age)
Near-Peer Mentor GEMS thoroughly trains mentors in the conduct of the GEMS experiments and instructs the mentors in basic methods and practices of teaching. Once trained, the mentors teach the experiments to the participants and serve as role models to the participants by promoting science and math courses and by acting as expert resources concerning college life and career pathways.
Training: June 3-7 and July 8-12, 8:00-4:00
Program: June 10-28 and July 15-26, 8:00-4:00
Visit http://www.usaarl.army.mil/usaarl/pages/gemsprog.htm to download the participant and near-peer mentor application packets.
Applications are due no later than May 3, 2013. Only complete application packets will be reviewed.