The GEE program was started in 2004 through a grant from the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis. The original program was for middle school girls only and lasted two weeks. Since then, the program has expanded to include both middle and high school students and to develop a strong mentoring and leadership component along with the introduction to engineering. In addition to funding from the Womens Foundation, support now also comes from the Herff College of Engineering and the The Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies.
GEE Mentor Spotlight
Mikaela Mohaupt, Electrical Engineering and Physics
"I am unofficially the study group coordinator for all of my classes because I usually know just about everybody and can effectively gather groups whenever there's an exam. Go to Graduate School and earn my Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering.From there I want to do research on either nuclear power or how radiation affects the body."
GEE Teacher Application
Teachers who would like to apply to participate in the GEE 2013 program may do so
when the application process starts in March. Teachers selected to serve in the program
will receive a $450 stipend and the materials used in the GEE session. Middle and
high school math and science teachers who are able to participate in the entire session
(8 am - noon all 5 days) are eligible to apply.
Each summer, lesson plans tied to TN state standards are developed through the GEE