Summer Opportunities at GEMS and SEAP

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) is an extracurricular science education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting.

The program is based on a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum, and is focused on age- and grade-appropriate hands-on activities, in areas such as science, engineering, mathematics, computational sciences, computational biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and biology.

Students receive a stipend to participate in one week-, two week- and four-week long programs, depending on student grade and program site. Programs offered at different sites are unique. Please take the time to explore these programs, offered at the sites listed below.

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The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP), sponsored by George Washington University and the Department of Defense, is an eight week summer program for high school students. SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects. At Army Research facilities, the students apprentice in a professional research laboratory setting and learn how their research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. Because of the setting, students are treated as research assistants rather than just teenagers. First year participants are awarded an educational stipend of $2000.

The students contribute to the research of the laboratory while learning research techniques in the process. This “hands-on” experience gives students a broader view of their fields of interest and shows students what kind of work awaits them in their future career. The students also attend demonstrations and go on field trips to learn more about the inner workings of an Army Research Laboratory. At the end of the summer, the students prepare final reports and present their research at a final seminar.

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