Vicksburg, MS


gems program

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS helps solve the nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good. ERDC’s vision is to become the world’s premier public engineering and environmental sciences research and development organization.

As one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, ERDC conducts research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers’ civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements. ERDC has a staff of approximately 2,500 federal employees and contractors, and an annual research program exceeding $1.6 billion in FY11.

2017 Important Dates:

Applications Open (February 1)

Applications Close (April 30)

2017 Dates GEMS Level Applicable Grade Levels
June 5-9 GEMS I – Academy of Innovation 6&7
June 12-16 GEMS I – ERDC 7-9
July 17-21 GEMS II – ERDC 8-10