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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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Spring Semester

Happy New Year! Spring Semester begins on January 24

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Alexys Still and Shivani Amin are 2021 senior marshals

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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 of its unique opportunity for students to direct their own learning over the course of their four years-it's something I still draw on today as I collaborate with classmates, residents, attendings, and other faculty in both clinical care and research settings.  My first impression of Gemstone was the tight knit community that gave UMD a small college feel in the middle of a big college campus."

Melanie Zheng '17
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of students obtain immediate employment upon graduation
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of students attend graduate or professional school
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