The GEMS Summer program at U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) in Orlando, Florida, captures rising 7th-9th grade student’s attention in modeling, simulation, space, medical and entertainment industries. 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 Orlando!

*NOTE: There will be no stipends for students who participate in GEMS virtually in summer 2021. 

Our Partners

GEMS Orlando is provided in cooperation with the Navy Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWC-TSD), in collaboration with:

– NASA Kennedy Space Center,

– The Veterans Administration (VA) Simulation Learning Center (SimLearn),

– Universal Studios, and

– Hagerty High School’s Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Special Emphasis Program.

About STTC and NAWC-TSD

STTC and NAWC-TSD are focused on maturing modeling and simulation technologies, such as: virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile, intelligent tutors, cloud computing, human-robot teams, and medical simulation. If you have ever played a video game or an observer style strategy game, been in a simulator, seen a hologram, or experienced individuals or teams interacting with robots, then you have a sense of the type of work we do.

For New Students, Rising 7th through 9th

Together with our partners, NASA, VA, and Universal Studios, we invite you to join us for a week of Elite GEMS. Middle school students will work closely with scientists, engineers, and near-peer mentors to engage in hands-on modules and activities. Students should be able to work well with other students and mentors.

For Returning Students, Rising 8th through 9th

Together with our partner, Hagerty High School, we invite you to join us for a week of Elite GEMS. Middle school students will work closely with scientists, engineers, and near-peer mentors to engage in hands-on modules and activities. Students should be able to work well with other students and mentors.

Important Dates

January 15, 2021
NPM and Resource Teacher Applications Open

April 1, 2021
Student Registration Opens

April 30, 2021
Student Registration Closes

May 1, 2021
NPM and Resource Teacher Applications Close

June 7-11, 2021
NEW 5-8th Graders Session I

June 14-18, 2021
NEW 5-8th Graders Session II

July 5-9, 2021
Returning 6-8th Graders Session I

July 12-16, 2021
Returning 6-8th Graders Session II

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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