Selected students from Washington County middle and high schools are taking in a paid one-week internship at Washington County Technical High School through the Gains in the Education of Mathemetics and Science/Young Engineers and Scientist program.
The GEMS/YES program is funded through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick.
For this year, 170 students were accepted as interns.
The student interns are being taught by nine paid Near-Peer Mentors. They guide the middle school interns through interactive science experiments.
The goal of GEMS/YES is encourage to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.