December 8, 2017
Throughout the summer, students who participated in the newest Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program, had the opportunity to learn from engineers and Near-Peer Mentors; demonstrations of science and engineering reality that these aspiring engineers’ had only dreamt about before. Located at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, GEMS’ newest host site drew students from across the state to take part in STEM focused, week-long sessions, covering topics like Strength in Materials, Design of Experiments or Engineering Design. Led by ARDEC engineer Douglas Wong, these week-long sessions helped inspire future generations of STEM talent, empowering students through problem solving, hands on learning experiences at the U.S. Army laboratory. To learn more about the Picatinny GEMS program’s inaugural year, check out this article published in the October issue of The Harlem Times.
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