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
Application for SELF 2018 (June 24-27) is open now.
Highest five year change at UMaine, Washington Post analysis of engineering degrees for females at state flagships and other major public schools.
Residential Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future (SELF) Institute for High School Girls in June 25-June 28, 2017
Middle School Girls! Opportunity to Become Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future