2024 SELF Camp

Connecting young rural girls  to STEM careers through research, mentoring and community service in forest bio-products

2024 Informational page and application.

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