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Graduate Engineering Minority (GEM) Consortium

GEM is a group of leading corporations, laboratories, universities, and research institutions that enables 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
David Ménage
  • Ph.D in Computer Science
  • GEM Fellow sponsored by Adobe Systems Inc.
Ronald Moore
  • MS Computer Science
  • Co-President
  • Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Previous Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Stacy Tinner
  • MS Environmental Engineering
  • Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
  • Previous Institution: University of South Florida


Past GEM Fellows & Associates

Shanice Brown
  • Chemical Engineering
  • GEM Fellow sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory
Matthew McCollough
  • IHAWKe EPIC Visiting Scholar & Adjunct Researcher
Eaton Hall, room 1
Matthew McFarlane; SELF Fellow
  • MS in Architectural Engineering, 2017
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • High School: Marysville Getchell High School
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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