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“Girls (Are Again) Experiencing Engineering” at the U of M This Summer

For release: June 21, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE) is about to enter its final two weeks, with sessions for high school students June 25-29 and July 9-13.  The focus for the June session will be transportation engineering and for the July session biomedical engineering.            

The annual event is a fast-paced, interactive summer program for young women.  It is designed to make them aware of the opportunities they have for careers in science, technology, and engineering fields and to instill in them interest in those fields and a sense of confidence about pursuing those careers. 

GEE participants get hands-on experience with a “real-world” project and access to professional engineers who serve as instructors and mentors.  Students can participate in general engineering sessions as well as focus on specific disciplines within that broad field.

The GEE program was started in 2004 through a grant from the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.  The original program was for middle school students, but it was later expanded to include high school students.  The program now receives additional support from the U of M’s Herff College of Engineering and the College’s Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies.

More information is available online at www.memphis.edu/herff/gee  and from Sheila Moses at 901-678-4933 or srmoses@memphis.edu.

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