The Femineer Program was created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013 to inspire additional females to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their education and career. The program provides K-12 students with project-based learning, female engineering student mentors, and opportunities to visit Cal Poly Pomona, while building a sustainable program and community for current and future STEM leaders.
The program engages participants through highly creative, hands-on activities. By engaging with real-world applications, Femineers acquire the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary to become confident and strong in their future careers.
GOHS FEMINEERS was started by Molly Newman in 2016. To get more information about Femineers, please email Mrs. Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Femineers program in general, please visit CPP Femineers.
CREATIVE ROBOTICS: In the first year, participants are introduced to the use of hand tools, including a screwdriver, a utility knife, a tape measure, etc. In Creative Robotics, students learn about basic electronics, wiring, sensors and motors, as well as operation of the Hummingbird microcontroller using Scratch programming language.
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY: In the second year, students concentrate on C programming with an Arduino controller. Femineers design and create wearable gadgets by using the conductive thread for sewing electrical circuits and learning to solder.
RASPBERRY PI ROBOTICS:The third-year 30- hour program is based on the popular Raspberry Pi computer using the Python programming language to build a robot. Through this process, the Femineers acquire skills that engineering students first learn in college.