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Graduate Engineering Minority (GEM) Consortium

The GEM Fellowship is a prestigious external fellowship, which connects leading corporations, laboratories, universities, and research institutions to support and enable qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering. GEM provides a large network, financial support, and expert knowledge to help ensure student success in competitive academic and professional environments.

To find out more about the GEM Consortium, check out the GEM national webpage and apply to become a GEM Fellow.


Current GEM Fellows

Kathia Antillon
  • PhD Medicinal Chemistry
  • Previous Institution: University of Arizona
David Ménage
  • Ph.D in Computer Science
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • GEM Fellow sponsored by Adobe Systems Inc.
Ronald Moore
  • MS Computer Science
  • IHAWKe Co-President
  • Previous Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Stacy Tinner
  • MS Environmental Engineering
  • IHAWKe Co-President
  • Previous Institution: University of South Florida


Past GEM Fellows & Associates

Shanice Brown
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Prairie View A&M University
  • GEM Fellow sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory
Matthew McFarlane; SELF Fellow
  • MS in Architectural Engineering, 2017
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
Andrew Williams
  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ***KU Safe Zone Member
Eaton Hall, Room 1, Suite 1C

Responsible for fostering the success, recruitment, and retention of women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the KU School of Engineering.

Founder and Director of IHAWKe (Indigenous, Hispanic, African American, Women, KU Engineering) program.

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