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The GEMS students got microscopic looks at DNA during their summer program at Delaware State University.

  2014 GEMS Summer Program -- Photo Slideshow

DSU's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Program offers middle students the opportunity to explore new pursuits in Crime Scene Investigation and expand upon their current interests with unique hands-on experiences.

For images from the GEMS program that took place from July 14-18, click on the below photo slideshow, followed by additional information:

The students are rising 6th-9th graders and have the title of ‘Student Interns.’ Throughout the summer program period (July 7 thru Aug. 1), there is a new group of students each week.


Lisa Escobar Hertzog of the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security is the lead teacher and program leader.  The following DSU students are also involved as peer mentors to assist in the instruction of the young participants: Vanessa Cruz  (head peer mentor), Jaime Watson, Taylor Brown and Keiyanna Wright.

Mr. Gabe Jimenez is primary DSU coordinator, and is assisted by Dr. Clytrice Watson, associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Leonard Davis, chair of the Department of the Biological Sciences.

The GEMS Program is funded by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System. This joint DSU/U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program is offered at no cost to the student. Students will earn a $100 stipend for attending and successfully completing a one-week session.