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
Teachers who would like to apply to participate in the GEE 2014 program may do so
when the application process starts March 15. There is no cost to teachers selected
to participate in this professional development session. Teachers selected to serve
in the program will receive a set of materials used in the program. Middle and high
school math and science teachers who are able to participate in the entire session
(8 am - noon all 5 days) are eligible to apply.
Each summer, lesson plans tied to TN state standards are developed through the program,
and are provided to teachers via a free online portal.
June 2-6 2014: STEM Teacher Training - Civil Engineering
June 16-20 2014: STEM Teacher Training – Transportation Engineering