Creativity is not fluid, it is a bang, a spark, a moment. That moment has a greater chance of existing when many different, educated perspectives converge in one area like flammable gas to the match. We see an amazing future, driven by science and technology and believe that diversity will lead US STEM to greater heights and encourage all to join us on this journey.
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.
Founded in 1976 at the University of Notre Dame, we have operated quietly and steadily to graduate over 3,000 researchers, professors, entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders, including over 200 men and women with doctorates in the physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering.