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Sudarsanam Suresh Babu with Student at ORNL

National Gem Consortium

The university is a proud member of the National Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) Consortium.

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.

GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied scienceĀ and engineering.

GEM prepares technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate study and industry 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.

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