GEM Signature Programs
The Gem Fellowship provides a unique and powerful connection to a national network of universities and employers. This partnership promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce. The employees shaping our nation's ability to remain a global leader in innovation and economic prosperity must fully utilize the talents of all Americans and reflect the country's changing demographics.
GEM conducts two signature programs to promote the participation and successful graduation of under-represented minorities at the graduate level in science and engineering. GEM's signature undergraduate program, called GRAD Lab (Getting Ready for Advanced Degree Laboratory), inspires close to one thousand under-represented STEM undergraduates annually to pursue a graduate degree in engineering or science. The GRAD Lab is currently supported by The Motorola Foundation and The Intel Foundation. GEM's signature graduate program called FFP (Future Faculty and Professionals) provides comprehensive programming to current graduate students to ensure successful completion of rigorous STEM graduate programs.