Herff College of Engineering Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE)
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GEE History

Gee History

The GEE program was started in 2004 through a grant from the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis. The original program was for middle school girls only and lasted two weeks. Since then, the program has expanded to include both middle and high school students and to develop a strong mentoring and leadership component along with the introduction to engineering. In addition to funding from the Womens Foundation, support now also comes from the Herff College of Engineering and the The Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies.

GEE Mentor Spotlight

Heather Crookshank, Civil Engineering

Heather Crookshank, Civil Engineering

"I drive a yellow bug that my sister nicknamed Vern the Volkswagen (Goal: I originally thought I wanted to do structural engineering, but after taking various classes in structural and transportation I've decided that I would like to do transportation engineering, but I'm not exactly sure what I would like to do in transportation yet."

GEE FAQs

When does the program start accepting applications?

Online applications open March 15, 2014.

When will confirmation emails be sent out?

Confirmation emails stating whether you have been accepted or wait listed be sent out the end of April.

What is the program fee and how do I pay it?

The Program Fee is $50 per participant per session. Information on how to pay will be emailed to participants once accepted into the program. A limited number of scholarships will be available for students with financial need.  Students accepted to the program will be sent information on how to pay the registration fee and/or apply for a scholarship.

What time does GEE start, and where should my child be picked up?

GEE lasts from 8 AM to noon daily. We ask that you help ensure the students' safety at all times by designating a spot to meet them for pickup or by picking them up at the classroom upon dismissal.

Where do I go for my GEE sessions?

GEE sessions will be held in the Engineering Science building, which is located at the corner of Central Avenue and Zach Curlin.  More details and a campus map will be sent to students accepted to the program.

Is a snack provided?

Yes, a snack will be provided daily. However, we DO NOT allow outside snacks due to severe food allergies. Our classroom is a nut-free environment.                

 

 

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Last Updated: 3/13/14