Indiana University-Bloomington was recently inducted into the National GEM Consortium, a collaboration of universities and corporations with the mission of increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in the science and engineering fields. The University Graduate School and Chemistry/Environmental Science Professor Michael Edwards began the process of joining GEM early in the summer of 2008.
With IUB as a member of the GEM Consortium, GEM fellows, who are selected from underrepresented minorities in the STEM disciplines, can use their GEM funding to fund one year of their graduate studies in Bloomington. GEM fellows are also guaranteed an internship opportunity at a sponsoring corporation, which provides the fellowship funding. IUB was officially welcomed into GEM at the September 2008 national conference in Washington D.C.
SABIC Innovative Plastics, located in Mount Vernon, Indiana, has partnered with IUB and GEM to sponsor GEM fellowships. SABIC also contributes by providing internship opportunities in the chemistry field.
GEM NEWS AND UPDATES
- GEM Newsletter August 2009
- GEM Newsletter May 2009
- GEM Newsletter April 2009
- IU Bloomington joins effort for graduate science education for minority students March 2009
- Scientist at Work: Michael Edwards March 2009