Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS): GEMS is a one week hands-on program available throughout the summer for rising 7th through 12th graders aimed at involving and engaging young people with STEM early in their academic careers. The program uses a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum with age-appropriate, hands-on activities in a teaching laboratory. Students may choose either a biomedical or engineering focus. GEMS has worked with nearly 7000 middle and high school students over the past two decades. Visit the GEMS website for more information. Applications for Summer 2020 are open through April 15, 2020, and are available here (select student).

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP): Since 1981, the WRAIR has accepted academically advanced high school students to participate in hands-on research experiences in research laboratories under the direction of scientists-mentors during the summer. SEAP students gain scientific experience and present their research at the end of the program. Visit the SEAP website for more information. Program dates for WRAIR is June 15 - August 14; students are required to participate for 8 weeks. Applications for Summer 2020 close on February 28, 2020, and are available here.

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