Girls Engineer Maine

The College of Engineering at the University of Maine is committed to increasing the number of women engineers through a concentrated effort to expose young women to the field of engineering so that they may better understand the wonderful opportunities in engineering and how they best can prepare. We offer tours and outreach to help raise awareness about engineering to young women, primarily through middle and high school.

Girls Engineer Maine – GEM

GEM is a statewide educational outreach program from the University of Maine College of Engineering designed to increase the number of women studying engineering in Maine.  To promote girls in engineering, GEM aims at:

  • Helping high school and middle school girls to understand better what engineers do
  • Encouraging girls to explore how to prepare for an engineering career






Resources for Engineering Careers for High School Girls – from Engineer Your Life

Engineer Your Life is a guide to engineering careers for high school girls.  Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineering in very real and concrete ways, women who become engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet.  Dream Big. Love what you do.  Become an engineer.