The primary goal of the GEE Program is to increase the number of girls pursuing careers
in STEM fields by offering female middle school and high school students an opportunity
to increase their awareness and interest levels regarding existing and potential opportunities
in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Students have the opportunity
to participate in general engineering sessions as well as focus sessions (discipline
specific), with program material rotating each summer to accommodate repeat participants.
Secondarily, the program seeks to create a broader impact by providing high school
and middle school science and math teachers with new pedagogical methods and tools
for use in their classrooms through online resources and training workshops and by
providing high school girls with leadership training and practice opportunities through
peer mentoring. Finally, the program includes a goal of broadening knowledge of participants'
parents about career opportunities in engineering through parent orientation sessions.
Since program inception in 2004, GEE has involved 789 middle school high school girls,
along with 144 teachers and 143 high school and college mentors.
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