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A program designed to increase enrollment and retention of students in the sciences, technology, and mathematics.


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GEMS (Generating Enthusiasm in Math and Science) program at the University of West Georgia is designed for students with an interest in and aptitude for math and science. It is ideal for students that want to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, geography, mathematics,  or physics, or for those who are undecided about what area of science to major in. The themes for the GEMS program are CSI:UWG, Science in Space, and  Pre-Health.

The CSI:UWG class will use all the fields of science and math to solve a series of crimes on campus. The Science in Space class will explore the science behind NASA. The Pre-Health class will use chemistry, biology, and geosciences to solve a possible Avian Flu epidemic. 

Students who successfully complete this first year program will be eligible for a paid summer research fellowship, in which they will spend eight weeks on campus working on a research project with UWG faculty members.

  For more information please contact Vickie Geisler:
    Email: vgeisler@westga.edu

    Telephone: (678) 839-6405
University of West Georgia
                        1601 Maple Street
                        Carrollton, GA 30118


Last modified: 05/21/08
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"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0336571." "Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."