Gemstone Honors Program


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

Professor Miao Yu's research could expand sonar, medical imaging

October, 16, 2014

Team BLAST's mentor, Professor Miao Yu, is directing research to develop breakthrough technology to improve sound sensors through the use of artificially engineered materials, or metamaterials. Read more.

Support Team Haptic through LaunchUMD

October 14, 2014

Gemstone Team Haptic is so close to reaching their goal! Learn more about their project and consider contributing! Project ends on October 22, at 11:59 PM EDT.

Junior Colloquia 2014

This year's Junior Colloqia will take place on Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20 from 6:30-9:00pm in Biosciences Research Building, Room 1101. For more information and the full schedule, see the Junior Colloqiua page.

Congratulations to Nathalia Henriquez, 2014 recipient of the Gingrich Firebaugh Scholarship!

August 27, 2014

Born and raised in New Jersey, Nathalia spent six years attending summer pre-college programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. It was there where she found an interest in engineering after being exposed to various stem fields. As a Civil Engineering major and International Engineering minor, Nathalia hopes to graduate and earn her Masters in Business Administration. She sees herself traveling to many different countries to gain exposure to different cultures and ideas. Her overall goal is to be a leader and own/run a company of her own. 

The Stone Goes Digital

Gemstone's The Stone is now online! Visit to learn why current students chose Gemstone.

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Gemstone Photos

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