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Gemstone Honors Program

Celebrating 25 years of Impact and Inquiry

Gemstone is a unique multidisciplinary four-year research program for selected undergraduate honors students of all majors.

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Citation Ceremony

Join us for the May 18th Citation Ceremony at Riggs Alumni Center

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Maryland Today

Read the features A Self-Riding Bike? A Student Team Designed One for a Good Reason that includes an overview of teams.


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Merrill Presidential Scholar

Congratulations to Gemstone senior Zachary Breit from team PASS on this honor! 

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25th Anniversary

Gemstone is excited to celebrate Twenty-Five Years of Impact and Inquiry. Our hope is to not only connect with our Gemstone community, but to also highlight the amazing work that Gemstone has accomplished over the past 25 years.

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In accordance with our commitment to racial justice and equity, Gemstone will host a town hall for our community each semester as an opportunity to listen to our community and be held accountable to these commitments and goals.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives

"I chose Gemstone because I had done some research in high school and wanted to continue in college. I was really intrigued by the flexibility and student-driven approach that Gemstone offered.  I really liked the living-learning aspect of the program because I got to know fellow classmates and the staff. I also got involved in Gemstone Student Council freshman year and got to meet more great upperclassmen. My GEMS100 Section Leaders (Lara and Akhil!) were also great at helping to ease the transition."

Soma Umeozula '19
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of students obtain immediate employment upon graduation
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