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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.

GEM is a statewide educational outreach program 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
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Society of Women Engineers – UMaine Chapter (SWE)

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers
a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future.

The national SWE organization is online:

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.


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