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.
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.
applicants per year are screened and matched to employer needs.
Students’ average GPA exceeds
across a wide variety of technical majors.
of students accept full time offers from sponsoring employers.
There have been more than
successful GEM Fellowships since 1976
We prepare technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of STEM graduate study and industry internships. GEM also conducts two signature programs to promote the participation and successful graduation of under-represented minorities at the graduate level in science and engineering.
Paid Fellowships and Internships
Through our university and employer members and other strategic partners, GEM develops funding to award fellowships and builds mentor networks to support Fellows in achieving academic and professional success.
GEM’s signature undergraduate program, called GRAD Lab (Getting Ready for Advanced Degree Laboratory), inspires close to one thousand under-represented STEM undergraduates annually to pursue a graduate degree in engineering or science.