The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Summer Program at the U. S. Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL) in Adelphi, MD, provides rising 5th-12th grade students the opportunity to explore research and development of technology for Soldiers in the field. Participants interact with scientists and engineers to examine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers.

If you enjoy hands-on activities and want to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers, apply to GEMS-Adelphi!

About CCDC-ARL ADELPHI

Research at the Adelphi Laboratory Center focuses on sensors and electron devices, bio-technology, computational/informational sciences, renewable/reusable energy, and robotics. GEMS participants will experience real-world simulations, work in collaborative groups, interact with scientists and engineers and explore STEM careers.

 

Sessions

GEMS I: Students entering 5th-8th grade will explore electronics, reusable energy, biotechnology, cyber security, and robotics through engaging demonstrations, tours and hands-on laboratory activities throughout the one-week session.

GEMS II: Students entering 9th-10th grade will acquire knowledge about circuit design, electronic devices, biotechnology, computer science and robotics through engaging demonstrations, tours, and hands-on laboratory activities throughout the one-week session.

GEMS III: Students entering 10th-12th grade will investigate computer science principles, develop basic algorithms, and examine programming languages and techniques. Basic programming skills and use of Python programming language is required. Students will challenge their programming skills throughout the one-week session.

More Information

GEMS is free of charge.
Sessions are for one-week, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.
Students will receive a $100 stipend for their successful participation and completion of the program.

Important Dates

January 6 - February 21
GEMS student application window open

March 20
Acceptance Letters

July 6-10
GEMS I: (Rising 5th-6th)

July 13-17
GEMS I: (Rising 6th-8th)

July 20-24
GEMS I: (Rising 6th-8th)

July 27-31
GEMS II: (Rising 9th-10th)

August 3-7
GEMS III: (Rising 10th-12th)

Information for Educators

Resource Teachers work collaboratively with STEM professionals to develop curriculum, supervise and provide instruction to students through thought provoking hands-on lab activities related to CCDC-ARL’s current research initiatives. Applicants must be U. S. citizens. A current teaching certification is required.

Information for Volunteers

Near-Peer Mentors

Near-Peer Mentors work collaboratively with resource teachers, scientists, and engineers to provide instruction and engage students in inquiry-based, hands-on lab activities related to CCDC-ARL Adelphi’s essential research programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 16 years old. Experience working with students is preferred.

Important Dates

Nov 17th
Near-Peer Mentors and Resource Teachers application window open

January 11th
Resource Teacher and Near-Peer Mentor applications close

June 29th - July 2nd
Staff Orientation

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call 1-800-807-9852. We'd love to hear from you!

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