The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program prepares middle and high school students in the studies of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Each summer, students participate in week-long internships at Hood College or Hagerstown Community College. These young students work within state-of-the-art science laboratories in small groups being led by Near-Peer Mentors. Near-Peer Mentors are college-level role models for the younger students, encouraging pursuit of STEM courses and study.

GEMS is proven! Middle and high school students leave the program with increased interest and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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