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 its 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

Gemstone Class of 2019 Family Receptions

May 20, 2015

To kick off the Summer, we invite you and your family to attend one of our Summer Family Receptions. At the receptions, you will be able to meet the Gemstone staff and some current Gemstone students to answer your questions and share your excitement about becoming a part of the Gemstone family. We will be sharing helpful information about the program prior to move-in this August. To RSVP for one of our summer receptions, please visit:

Gemstone Top Terps Awards Reception

April 23, 2015

Make sure to register for Top Terps! Monday, April 27th, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Special Events Room, McKeldin Library, the Gemstone Honors Program will recognize significant contributions from students, mentors, and librarians from all Gemstone cohorts.
* Light refreshments will be served *  

Congratulations to Tori Monsaint-Queeney and Kelsey Malloy!

April 16, 2015

Tori Monsaint-Zueeney and Kelsey Mallow have been awarded the presigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.

Gemstone is Now a Gold Level Green Certified Office!

April 8, 2015

Gemstone is thrilled to announce that we are now a Gold level Green certified office! Learn more about our sustainability efforts.

Gold Green Office Certified

Congratulations to Michael Sikorski and Winston Liu!

March 31, 2015

Michael Sikorski and Winston Liu are Maryland Medallion Society winners and finalists for the Byrd/Elkins awards at the University Awards at the end of April.

Additionally, Michael Sikorski is the recipient of a Fullbright grant. He plans to defer medical school for a year, while he conducts research in Spain. Read More.

Dr. Hu Involved in Research to Boost Battery Capacity

January 8, 2015

Dr. Liangbing Hu, Team NATURE's mentor, is reasearching technicques for faster battery charging. Read more.

PIEZO and NATURE Mentors Receive Federal Funding for Energy Saving Research

January 5, 2015

Dr. Bao Yang (PIEZO) and Dr. Bing Hu (NATURE) are part of two research teams launching new federally-funded research projects designed to create personal technologies for keeping individuals comfortably cool or warm, while shrinking the energy needs of the buildings they occupy. Read More

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