Girls in Engineering Academy

The Girls in Engineering Academy (GEA) is a collaborative project of The Engineering Society of Detroit and the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD).  The purpose of GEA is to improve academic achievement and increase interest in Engineering topics and careers among underrepresented girls from Detroit; and decrease the gender gap that negatively impact these girls’ successful matriculation through the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education pipeline and into STEM careers, particularly into engineering.


GEA features:

  • Learn more about what engineers do
  • Workshops in engineering, mathematics, computer science and communication skills
  • Hands-on experiences designing engineering projects
  • Field trips to Engineering Facilities and other STEM related places
  • College-life experiences

Program Registration
January 8, 2018 – May 31, 2018

Summer Program Dates/Times
July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018
8 AM – 4 PM

Academic Year Program Dates/Times
October 6, 2018 – May 18, 2019
9 AM – 12 Noon

How to apply?
Applications can be found online at   Application registration will be open from January 8, 2018 through May 31, 2018

When will applicants be notified?
GEA will notify applicants of their application or wait list status after April 1, 2018
We will not be able to respond to status requests before this date.  Please provide a frequently checked email on the application.

What is the cost?

Who is eligible for the program?

  • Current 6th or 7th grade female
  • Must attend DPSCD school
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or better

For more information on the Girls in Engineering Academy (GEA), please contact:

Dr. Gerald Thompkins Program Manager
248-353-0735, Ext. 139