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
- Sarah Glatter (2017) SELF Participant Excels at UMaine Computer Engineering and Mathematics Programs
- Grace Bradish: Peace scholarship recipient to study engineering at University College Cork
- Madeline Blair: Society of Women Engineers rising star
- Thao Nguyen: Learning the language of microcontrollers
- 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) 2022 will be on June 26-29.
- SciGirls Partnership to train girls in Coding