The GEMS Summer Program at the RDECOM Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD, provides rising 5th-12th grade students the opportunity to explore research and development of technology for Soldiers in the field. Programs are free of charge. 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 ARL-Adelphi

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL-Adelphi), is an Army Corporate Research Laboratory. Research at the lab focuses on sensors and electron devices, bio-technology and computational and informational sciences (networking and communications, advanced computing, information assurance). GEMS participants will experience real-world simulations, work in collaborative groups, 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.

GEMS II: Students entering 9th-10th grade will acquire knowledge about computer science and robotics during a one-week session through engaging demonstrations, tours, and hands-on laboratory activities.

GEMS III: Students entering 10th-12th grade will investigate computer science principles, learn basic engineering algorithms, and examine programming languages and techniques. Students will challenge their programming skills throughout the one-week session.

About 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 ARL-Adelphi’s research areas. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 16 years old. Experience working with students is preferred.

More Information

Students will receive a $100 stipend for their participation upon completion of the program.

About

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 ARL-Adelphi’s current research initiatives. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Teaching certification required.

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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