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

Mikaela Mohaupt, Electrical Engineering and Physics

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 Homepage

Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE) is a fast-paced, interactive summer program (structured in a series of one week, 20-hour intensive sessions) that seeks to instill young women with confidence, interest, and awareness of the wide array of career opportunities within science, technology, and engineering fields. This is achieved through hands-on, 'real world' project based curriculum and dynamic professional engineers serving as guest speakers in the program. 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. 

The Southeast Transportation Workforce Center is hosting the Choosing Transportation Conference on Thursday, March 19.  There is a FREE conference track for high school girls.  This is a fabulous opportunity to learn from leaders in the industry!  For more information, click here.  Space is limited- REGISTER TODAY!



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Last Updated: 3/13/15