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GEMS Student Opportunity

The Student Application for 2024 GEMS is now open through March 14, 2024, 11:59 pm.

Complete application packets, including the online application and the GEMS Student Recommendation Form, must be received by the deadline. Application packets received after the March 14, 2024 will automatically be added to the Wait List. The Wait List deadline is April 15, 2024, 11:59 pm. Application packets will not be accepted after April 15, 2024. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Please see the application link and downloadable GEMS Student Recommendation Form below.

STEP 1: Apply Here

STEP 2: Download the GEMS Student Recommendation Form Here. Ask a teacher, a school administrator, a school counselor, a career counselor, an athletic coach, a troop leader, a previous employer, a professional mentor, etc. to complete and submit the Form at usarmy-usaarl-stem@health.mil. A GEMS Student Recommendation Form completed by a parent/guardian or relative is not acceptable.

Download the 2024 GEMS Student Flyer in English or Spanish

Student Experiment
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Student Forensics

GEMS is offered at no cost to elementary, junior high, or high school students who are current 3rd-10th graders (rising 4th-11th graders during 2023-2024 school year). Students who complete each day of the in-person program earn an educational stipend. Students complete one session of GEMS per summer.

Planetary GEMS Investigation of geology, oceanography, and meteorology 4th-5th
Neuroscience GEMS Exploration of the five senses, brain, and neurological processes 6th-7th

Biochemistry GEMS

Experimentation in chemistry, biology, and biochemistry 8th-9th
Agriscience GEMS Examination of the application of science to agriculture 10th-11th
GEMS Week Forensics
GEMS Week 2
GEMS Week 3

GEMS Participation Dates

June 10-14, 2024
GEMS Session 1

June 17-21, 2024*
GEMS Session 2 *GEMS will not meet on the Federal holiday, Wednesday, June 19, 2024

June 24-June 28, 2024
GEMS Session 3

July 8-12, 2024
GEMS Session 4

Please e-mail usarmy-usaarl-stem@health.mil if you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 2024 GEMS program.

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Last Modified Date: 2024-01-17