The GEMS program has been sunsetted.

Over the past few years, GEMS has been a place for those passionate about mathematics and science, providing a platform for students to get to know each other and their resources. We've had some remarkable experiences, from engaging discussions to exciting events and projects. 

After careful consideration, the GEMS program will end in May 2024. This decision wasn't made lightly, but given the circumstances, we believe it's the most responsible course of action.

While GEMS may be coming to an end, I encourage you to carry forward the spirit of curiosity, exploration, and excellence that defines our campus. Whether it's through your academic pursuits, extracurricular activities, or personal interests, continue to seek out opportunities to engage with math and science and to inspire others to do the same. A list of full student organizations can be found here, and a list of STEM-related orgs includes:

  1. Active Minds
  2. Association for Women in Mathematics
  3. People for Pollinators
  4. Pre-Health Society
  5. Pre-Veterinary and Animal Services Society
  6. Psychology and Neuroscience Club
  7. Scot-Techs
  8. Strategies for Ecology, Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS)

Our team is grateful for the community involvement in GEMS!

The SCW Team

The GEMS (Generating Excellence in Math and Science) program is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where students can explore their interests and promote academic perseverance.

Whether you are interested in robotics, coding, biology, physics, or any other STEM field, our program is here to support you. The college experience is full of gems that motivate students to develop their personal, academic, and professional potential. The GEMS program uncovers this potential through the following:

We welcome all students, regardless of background or experience, to join our community and take advantage of the opportunities we offer. Together, we can build a brighter future by inspiring and empowering the next generation of STEM experts led by you!

Program Eligibility

Applications Closed

All students are welcome to apply to join the GEMS program aimed at promoting perseverance and success in mathematics and sciences.

To be eligible to receive a GEMS cord to display at commencement, additional requirements must be met.

For inquiries, contact GEMS Staff.

Science Center for Women

STEM Living Learning Community


Fall Meet-and-Greet

STEM House Welcome Dinner for First-Year Students

Off-Site STEM Exposure

Atlanta Area Activity

Community Lunch in Evans

Join other GEMS scholars for a monthly lunch

Monthly Newsletter

Important Deadlines & Scholarship Information

Spring Senior Farewell

Recognize Seniors

Hear from our Alums

We asked GEMS alums to describe the program in three words or less. Here's how they responded!

Tecora L. '18


Informative, Interactive, and Fun!

Safiya C. '16

Dual Degree Nursing

Fun, friends, field trips.

Tanya P. '19

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Interactive community resource

Taylor H. '18


Insightful, interactive, and immersive.

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