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
"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 Teacher Application
Each summer, lesson plans tied to TN state standards are developed through the GEE
program, and are provided to teachers via a free online portal. Program faculty offer FREE professional development workshops for teachers in using
these lesson plans and the materials available for loan through the West TN STEM Hub Lending Library.
If you would like to be added to the email list to receive notifications about upcoming
workshops, please click here.