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Femineers Group

 

History and Background
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.

Interested in learning more about the Femineer Program at any of our Affiliate Sites:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3C6BFS

CPP CoE Femineeer Creative Robotics Project

Curriculum

Creative Robotics
This is a 30-hour project in which participants learn basic electronics in a fun and engaging way. Participants learn:

  • Safety procedures
  • How to use tools
  • How to work in teams to design robots out of everyday materials

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.

 

CPP CoE Femineer Creative Robotics Finals Project Femineer Unicorn Creative Robotics Project

Wearable Technology
This is a 30-hour project that incorporates computer and advanced electronic technologies into clothing and accessories. Participants learn:

  • Basic circuitry and C programming
  • How to use conductive thread, bright neopixels, and wearable microcontrollers

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.

 

CPP CoE Wearable Technology Handbag ProjectCPP CoE Wearable Beanie Project

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

CPP CoE Pi Robotics Final ProjectPi Bot Keyboard, Screen and Breadboard in the Build Process

Teacher Training
Cal Poly Pomona Three-day Workshops will cost $500 per person please contact cpp_we@cpp.edu if interested in attending (Cost includes: Training, tool bag, t-shirt, materials and lunch)
Summer 2018 at San Diego State University https://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/explore/femineer_program.aspx
For further information, please contact Michelle Bunn, SDSU Femineer Director, at mbunn@sdsu.edu.
Femineer Program - Annual Report : Due June 1
Fall 2018 at Cal Poly Pomona Femineer Teacher Training
Interest Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3C6BFS
For further information, please contact cpp_we@cpp.edu
Past Trainings:
November 15-17, 2017 Creative Robotics/Wearable Technology Training
September 27-29, 2017 Creative Robotics Teacher training
November 3-4, 2016 Wearable Technology Teacher Training
October 27-28, 2016 Creative Robotics Teacher Training
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Calendar of Events
Femineer Summit Cal Poly Pomona April 27, 2018
Femineer Summit Cal Poly Pomona May 23, 2018

 

Pictures from past Femineer Summit
Femineer Summit: April 7, 2017
Femineer Summit: May 2, 2016


Media
White House Recognizes Femineer Program
PLTW Femineer Video
Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch
Project Lead the Way: Femineer Program: A Model for Engaging K-12 Girls in STEM
CSU The California State University: Empowering Girl to become STEM Professionals
The Poly Post Cal Poly Pomona Student Newspaper
California News Report
IOWA Now
OCDE Newsroom Education News from Orange County and Beyond

CBS8 San Diego: International Women's Day: How San Diego recognized and celebrated women
ChicoER Education: Bidwell Junior High club seeks to inspire girls to pursue science

The San Diego Union - Tribune: Girls gain STEM Skills in Femineer Program 



Contact

For more information about the Cal Poly Pomona Femineer Program, contact:
cpp_we@cpp.edu
(909) 979-5506

Femineer Information Card: Fact Sheet

 2015 Copyright COE CPP.

 

 

Participating Schools

 

2015-2016

  1. Doty Middle School, Downey, CA
  2. Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design, Pomona, CA
  3. Griffiths Middle School, Downey, CA
  4. South El Monte High School, South El Monte, CA
  5. Stauffer Middle School, Downey, CA
  6. Sussman Middle School, Downey, CA
  7. Warren High School, Downey, CA
  8. Washington Middle School, La Habra, CA
  9. Whittier Christian Schools, Whittier, CA

2016-2017

  1. Azusa High School, Azusa, CA
  2. Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park, KS
  3. C.E. Utt Middle School, Tustin, CA
  4. Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA
  5. Corona High School, Corona, CA
  6. Daisy Gibson Elementary School, Palmdale, CA
  7. Great Oaks High School, Temecula, CA
  8. Mountain View High School, El Monte, CA
  9. Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA
  10. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA*
  11. Schurr High School, Montebello, CA
  12. Segerstrom High School, Santa Ana, CA
  13. South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA

23. Traweek Middle School, West, Covina, CA
24.Tustin High School, Tustin, CA
25. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA*

2016-2017

26. A. G. Currie Middle School, Tustin, CA
27. Alburnett Junior-Senior High School Alburnett, IA
28. Buena Park Junior High School, Buena Park, CA
29. Chino High School, Chino, CA
30. Davenport West, Davenport, IA
31. Downey High School   Downey, CA
32. Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach, CA
33. Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, CA
34. Jerry D. Holland Middle School, Baldwin Park, CA
35. John Rowland High School, RowlandHeights,CA
36. Leona Jackson Middle School Paramount, CA
37. Los Alisos Middle School, Norwalk, CA
38. McPherson Magnet School, Orange, CA
39. Montebello High School, Montebello CA
40. Ramona High School, Ramona, CA
41. Spring Valley Academy Spring Valley, CA
42. STEAM Legacy High School, South Gate, CA
43. Zamboni Middle School,Paramount, CA
44. Aspire Ollin University Prepatory Academy, Huntington Park, CA.

*Indicates Femineer Affiliate

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