Herff College of Engineering Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE)
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GEE History

Gee History

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

Sarah Stroupe, Biomedical Engineering

Sarah Stroupe, Biomedical Engineering

"I'm good at roller skating and I can speak a little German. My ultimate engineering goal is to help companies develop and adapt implants and other medical aids to comply with overseas health regulations."

GEE Weeks in Details

Week 1:  An in-depth look into Civil Engineering for high school girls. Activities will mimic real world problems that are faced in the field. Girls will also explore different career options and meet professionals in the field.

Week 2:  A broad introduction to basic engineering concepts for girls who have completed the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Girls will compete in a team setting, polish presentation skills, and meet professionals with different engineering backgrounds. Girls will also be able to get advice from the Herff College of Engineering adviser and college mentors.

Week 3:  An in-depth look into Transportation Engineering for high girls. Activities will mimic real world problems that are faced in the field. Girls will also explore different career options and meet professionals in the field.

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Last Updated: 3/13/14