Looking for a fun-filled educational activity during the summer? Look no further…GEMS Camp (Gains in the Education of Math and Science) will be held in Champaign, Illinois this summer!

The Army Corps of Engineers at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) will be hosting two FREE STEM based day camps this summer. Come experience STEM alongside the scientists and engineers at CERL through a variety of hands-on activities. Plus, see what it is like to have a STEM career within the Army.

Gems I: Rising grades 9th-12th (June 8-12, 2020)

Gems II: Rising grades 6th-8th (July 6-10, 2020)

GEMS Goals

  • Cultivate curiosity
  • Encourage students to take advanced courses
  • Engage participants in rigorous and competitive scientific activities
  • Offer opportunities for student interns to conduct research in a working laboratory
  • Provide active learning experiments that merge concept with technical skills
  • Challenge students with advanced protocols

Important Dates

January 15, 2020
Students and Near-Peer Mentors applications open

April 18, 2020
Applications due

June 8-12, 2020

July 6-10, 2020

Additional Notes

  • Applications submitted BEFORE or AFTER the registration period will not be considered.
  • Applicants must submit an essay (min. 100 words) as part of their application.

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program contact CERL Outreach Coordinator by email. We'd love to hear from you!

Click here for more info.