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

Patrice Thomas, Civil Engineering

Patrice Thomas, Civil Engineering

"I love to laugh, and I believe when done often enough it can be considered exercise. I would love to manage a group of engineers, that is why I am getting my Master’s in Engineering Management."

GEE Registration

The registration process for the 2015 GEE program is now open! For each session there is a $50 program fee.  The fee is not required until you are notified of your acceptance in the program.  You will receive fee payment information if you are accepted. 

Middle School Program Application

Girls who have completed the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible for the middle school sessions. We are currently accepting applications for the following sessions:

  • GEE Week 2: June 8-12, 2015- Middle School Girls General Engineering Session

High School Program Application

Girls who have completed the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades are eligible for the high school sessions.  We are currently accepting applications for the following sessions:

  • GEE Week 1:  June 1-5, 2015 – High School Girls Engineering and Leadership Session
  • GEE Week 3:  June 15-19, 2015 - High School Girls Transportation Engineering Session - CLICK HERE to register

Mentor Application

Undergraduate women currently in engineering majors and high school girls who have attended prior GEE sessions are eligible to apply to serve as a mentor during the middle school GEE session.  Mentors will be selected based upon performance in previous GEE sessions, leadership capability, and demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting.  Applicants who have finished the junior or senior year will be given preference for the high school mentor positions.


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Last Updated: 4/8/15