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
Sheila Pendse receives a grant from USDA
Chemical Engineer Sierra Yost is UMaine Valedictorian of 2020
Ines Khiyara from Belgium is the outstanding international engineering student
Betelhem Abay, international student from Ethiopia graduates from Biomedical Engineering
Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future (SELF) 2020 is postponed to SELF 2021