U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command

Student Opportunities

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a free educational program for 4th through 8th grade students where students design, build and race solar powered cars using hands-on engineering skills and principles of science and math. Students develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to create the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM in categories such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics. Students who are part of a registered Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter or who compete at an approved Army host site are eligible to compete in JSS. Teams must follow the official TSA middle school competition rules when competing in JSS.

The competition has been managed by the AEOP for more than 10 years, and has been administered by TSA since 2011. JSS is now an official middle school level TSA competitive event.

Learn moreExternal link

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) is an extracurricular STEM education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting. The program is based on a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum, and is focused on age- and grade-appropriate hands-on activities, in areas such as science, engineering, mathematics, computational sciences, computational biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and biology.

To learn more about USAMRMC's Ft. Detrick's 2015 Program visit the USAEOP GEMS pageExternal link and scroll down to U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command - Fort Detrick, MD.

Learn moreExternal link

Last Modified Date: 17-Oct-2016