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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.
Affiliate Partners
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Further information, please contact Michelle Bunn, SDSU Femineer Director, at mbunn@sdsu.edu

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Further information: Contact Affiliate Director Chelle Lehman, chelle-lehman@uiowa.edu Office: 319-335-5702
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

 

Teacher Training

The University of Iowa will host Femineer Teacher Training for Creative Robotics on two different dates this summer: July 10-12, 2019 and July 15-17, 2019 at the College of Engineering in Iowa City.
Register Here

 

SDSU Femineer Teacher Training

June 24-27, 2019

Creative Robotics (year one), Wearable Technology (year two) and Pi Robotics (year three) training to be held at San Diego State. Please register here.

 

Cal Poly Pomona Three-day Workshops will cost $700 per person please contact cpp_we@cpp.edu  if interested in attending (Cost includes: Training, t-shirt, materials and lunch)
Cal Poly Pomona Femineer Teacher Training for Creative Robotics, Wearable Technology, and Pi Robotics July 8- 11, 2019
Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GS5W7W

Annual Report: Femineer Program - Annual Report pdf : Due June 1

Femineer Annual Report online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLDTFL5

Calendar of Events

Femineer Summit Cal Poly Pomona April 12, 2019
Femineer Summit University of Iowa May 14, 2019
Femineer Summit Cal Poly Pomona May 15, 2019
Femineer Summit San Diego State University May 23, 2019
Cal Poly Pomona Femineer Teacher Training: Fall 2019

Femineer Day Camp at Cal Poly Pomona
Entering 7th graders- 12th Grade Girls
Cost $600

Registration here

  • June 24-28, 2019
  • July 15-19, 2019

*Lunch and Supplies included

 

Pictures from past Femineer Summit
San Diego State University Femineer Summit: May 23, 2019
Femineer Summit: May 15, 2019
Femineer Summit: April 12, 2019
Femineer Summit: May 23, 2018
Femineer Summit: April 27, 2018
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
Downey Unified School District Femineer Gala
Esperanza giving girls a head start in STEM
Downy Unified School District

 

 

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

Three Iowa Schools Selected for Femineer (TM) Adopt-a-School 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

School Name

Location

1

A. G. Currie Middle School

Tustin, CA

2

Alburnett Junior-Senior High School

Alburnett, IA

3

Alhambra High School

Alhambra, CA

4

Alondra Middle School

Paramount, CA

5

Aspire Centennial University Prepatory Academy

Huntington Park, CA

6

Aspire Ollin University Prepatory Academy

Hunnington Park, CA.

7

Aspire Pacific Academy

Huntington Park, CA

8

Azusa High School

Azusa, CA

9

Beckman Catholic High School

Dyersville, IA

10

Bella Vista Middle School

Murrieta,CA

11

Bidwell Junior High School

Chico, CA.

12

Blue Valley Northwest High School

Overland Park, KS

13

Buena Park Junior High School

Buena Park, CA

14

C.E. Utt Middle School

Tustin, CA

15

Cabrillo High School

Long Beach, CA

16

California State University, Chico, 

Chico, CA.

17

Capistrano Valley High School

San Juan Capistrano, CA

18

Carlsbad High School

Carlsbad, CA

19

Chino High School

Chino, CA

20

Corona High School

Corona, CA

21

Coronado Middle School

Coronado, CA

22

Da Vinci Science

El Segundo, CA

23

Daisy Gibson Elementary School

Palmdale, CA

24

Davenport West

Davenport, IA

25

Doty Middle School

Downey, CA

26

Downey High School

Downey, CA

27

Dwyer Middle School

Huntington Beach, CA

28

EL RANCHO HIGH

San Pedro, CA

29

Esperanza Elementary School

Lancaster, Ca

30

Fairmont Elementary

Sanger, CA

31

Foothill Knolls STEM Academy

Upland, CA

32

Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design

Pomona, CA

33

Futures HS

McClellan CA

34

Great Oaks High School

Temecula, CA

35

Greenfield Middle School

Bakersfield, CA

36

Griffiths Middle School

Downey, CA

37

Hamilton K8

Fresno, CA

38

Hawthorne High School

Hawthorne, CA

39

Highland Community Schools

Riverside, IA

40

Jackson Middle School

Paramount,CA

41

Jerry D. Holland Middle School

Baldwin Park, CA

42

John Rowland High School

Rowland Heights, CA

43

Jordan High School

Long Beach, CA

44

Knight High School

Palmdale, CA

45

Lakewood Middle School

Overland Park, KS

46

Leona Jackson Middle School

Paramount, CA

47

Linn-Mar high School

Marion, IA

48

Los Alisos Middle School

Norwalk, CA

49

McKee Middle School

Bakersfield, CA

50

McPherson Magnet School

Orange, CA

51

Montebello High School

Montebello CA

52

Mountain View High School

El Monte, CA

53

Paloma Valley High School

Perris, CA

54

Palomares Academy of Health Sciences, Pomona

Pomona. CA

55

Palos Verdes Intermediate School

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

56

Park View Middle School

Yucaipa, CA

57

Pinacate Middle School

Perris, CA

58

Pioneer Middle School

Tustin, CA

59

Ralph J. Bunche Middle School

Compton, CA

60

Ramona High School

Ramona, CA

61

Red Bluff High School

Red Bluff, CA

62

Rowland High School

Rowland Heights, CA

63

Sage Creek High School

Carlsbad, CA

64

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA*

65

San Pascual STEAM Magnet

Altadena, CA

66

Sanger High School

Sanger CA

67

Schurr High School

Montebello, CA

68

Segerstrom High School

Santa Ana, CA

69

South El Monte High School

South El Monte, CA

70

South Pasadena High School

South Pasadena, CA

71

Southwest Middle School

Charlotte, NC

72

Spring Valley Academy

Spring Valley, CA

73

St. Agnes Catholic School

Roeland Park, KS

74

Stauffer Middle School

Downey, CA

75

STEAM Academy @ La Presa

Spring Valley, CA

76

STEAM Legacy High School

South Gate, CA

77

Sultana High Shool

Hesperia

78

Sussman Middle School

Downey, CA

79

Sylmar Biotech Health Academy

Sylmar, CA

80

Synergy Kinetic Academy

Los Angeles, CA

81

Tierra del Sol Middle School

Lakeside, CA

82

Traweek Middle School

West Covina, CA

83

Tustin High School

Tustin, CA

84

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA*

85

Urban Discovery Academy Charter

San Diego, CA

86

Vail Ranch Middle School

Temecula, CA

87

Vanguard College Preparatory Academy-Aspire

Modesto, CA

88

Vista Murrieta High School

Murrieta CA

89

Warren High School

Downey, CA

90

Washington Middle School

La Habra, CA

91

Whittier Christian Schools

Whittier, CA

92

Whittier Elementary

Long Beach, Ca

93

Zamboni Middle School

Paramount, CA

*Indicates Femineer Affiliate

 

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