GEM is a statewide educational outreach program designed to increase the number of women studying engineering in Maine.
GEM aims to help high school and middle school girls to understand better what engineers do as well encourage girls to explore how to prepare for an engineering career
Gem outreach activities include
- Engineering Awareness Days when girls from middle school and high school girls in small group spend a day at the University of Maine exploring engineering and doing hands on projects in different engineering labs with the faculty and their graduate and undergraduate students.
- Visits to their alma mater schools by the current female engineering students
- School visits by the university faculty to talk to the students in middle schools and high schools
- Workshops for teachers and guidance counselors
Bonney Eagle Middle School Students for an Engineering Day on Nov 6 and 7, 2018
Chemical Engineer, Dr.Frances H. Arnold wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry making history for women.
Expanding your Horizon for hundreds of Maine middle school girls at UMaine on October 9, 2018
Watch for 2019 SELF (June 23-26) – Application form will be available soon
Highest five year change at UMaine, Washington Post analysis of engineering degrees for females.