Gemstone Honors Program


The Gemstone Honors Program at the University of Maryland is a unique multidisciplinary four-year research program for selected undergraduate honors students of all majors. Now in it's seventeenth year, the Gemstone Honors Program continues to challenge and support students in the development of their research, teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Learn more about Gemstone.

News and Announcements

Dr. Hu named Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer

November 20, 2014

Team NATURE’s mentor, Dr. Liangbing Hu, was named Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer by the Maryland Science Center. Sponsored by the Maryland Academy of Sciences, the award honors his work with Dr. Leite, also honored, ┬ádeveloping technology for solar energy, batteries and electronics. Read more.

Introducing Gemstone Java JOLT Series

Octorber 29, 2014

Every Monday from 3:00pm-5:30pm during Gemstone Java, there will be a new JOLT topic. JOLT topics are intended to support students in different areas, ranging from academics to opportunities outside of the classroom.

Nov. 3rd: Registration Tips & Tricks, Four Year Plans, and MORE!
Learn about the registration process, general education requirements, and get advice from upperclass students about which classes to take in the Spring.
Nov. 10th: How to find an Internship & Have your Resume Critiqued!
Looking for an internship for the semester or summer? Learn about the Career Center's resources, how to navigate Careers4Terps, and have your resume critiqued.
Nov. 17th: Gemstone students and Studying Abroad- How does it work?
Interested in studying abroad? Talk to upperclassmen who have studied abroad and learn about different study abroad programs.
Nov. 24th: What are YOU thankful for this year?
Come make Thanksgiving related crafts (provided by GSC) before heading home for break!.

Professor Miao Yu's research could expand sonar, medical imaging

October, 16, 2014

Team BLAST's mentor, Professor Miao Yu, is directing research to develop breakthrough technology to improve sound sensors through the use of artificially engineered materials, or metamaterials. Read more.

Junior Colloquia 2014

This year's Junior Colloqia will take place on Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20 from 6:30-9:00pm in Biosciences Research Building, Room 1101. For more information and the full schedule, see the Junior Colloqiua page.  

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