Gemstone Honors Program
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The Gemstone Honors Program at the University of Maryland is a unique multidisciplinary four-year research program for selected undergraduate honors students of all majors. Now in it's seventeenth year, the Gemstone Honors Program continues to challenge and support students in the development of their research, teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Learn more about Gemstone.

News and Announcements

Gemstone Summer BBQ Cancelled!

July 2, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Gemstone Honors Program BBQ on Sunday, July 22nd has been cancelled. All ticket payments will be refunded directly via Eventbrite. We anticipate that refunds will be issued in approximately 5-7 business days depending on your bank. If you any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

If you are a first year student and wish to further connect with a current student prior to arriving on campus, we encourage you to contact CONNECT Co-Chairs, Carly Rosenfeld and Ryan Goldberg by emailing We also hope that you will register for Gems Camp. More information can be found here.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!


Special Shout-out to Joanna Goger!

July 2, 2018

Ms. Joanna Goger, who is mentor to junior Gemstone Team E-JUSTICE, is featured in this month's issue of the Sustainable UMD newsletter! She has been a senior lecturer for the Environmental Science and Policy program for almost a decade and is also co-director of the Sustainability Minor. Joanna was lead facilitator at the Sustainabiity Fellows workshop and has helped UMD's Sustainability Minor blossom. Learn more about Joanna in the newest "Sustainability Seven" feature!

Congratulations to Team CLOT!

June 27, 2018

Congratulations to the members of class of 2015's Team CLOT on publishing their research in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research! Check out the team's amazing research by clicking here.

Attention Incoming Freshmen!

June 5, 2018

Register for Gems Camp 2018 by clicking the image below! Gems Camp is a two-night, off-campus orientation program where you can meet other Gemstone freshmen like yourself. It will take place from Tuesday, August 21st to Thursday, August 23rd.

Gems Camp 2018

Gemstone loves social media! Follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, check out on Instagram, and visit our student blog, The Stone! Additionally, join the official Gemstone Class of 2022 Facebook group HERE. Please note that you will have to request to join, but a program administrator or current Gemstone student will approve you.

Visit the admitted students page to get more information and stay updated on upcoming events for incoming freshmen!

Congratulations to 2018 Gemstone Award Recipients!

June 5, 2018

Congratulations to our students, graduating seniors, mentors and librarians on their outstanding work throughout this past year! While there were many people who deserved each of these awards, we could only choose a few. Check out this year's recipients by clicking here.

Gemstone Citation Ceremony & Awards Celebration 2018: May 17th

May 4, 2018

Join the Gemstone Honors Program as we congratulate our Gemstone Class of 2018 on receiving their Gemstone Citations and all Gemstone awards recipients! The Gemstone Citation Ceremony and Awards Celebration will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm in the Memorial Chapel at the University of Maryland. Doors will open for families and guests at 6:15pm, and seating is first-come, first-served. The presentation of citations will be by team.

All Gemstone awards will also be presented. Friends and family are invited to attend. More information about the awards are available at instructions are available at on our FB event here. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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