A cohort dedicated to strengthening female interest in STEM related fields.
What is Femineers?
The Feminneers is an engineering program created by Cal Poly Pomona's College of Engineering to get girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Robotics.
McKee Middle School has joined with Cal Poly Pomona to create a Femineer Cohort here in Bakersfield, CA.
About the Femineer Program @ MMS
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.
This year McKee Middle School will be creating an after school cohort (group) for 20 girls that will meet on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:45 pm. If your student is in the after school program, they will return to their regular schedule at the conclusion of each Tuesday session. If your student is not in the after school program, they will be able to take the after school program bus home (routes are limited) or they can be picked up from the parent pick-up loop at the front of the school at 5:45 pm each Tuesday.
What do Femineers do?
This program is designed to inspire girls to pursue STEM and Engineering in their education and to share with them the various STEM related fields and opportunities.
In this program girls will learn:
- Computer programming (Scratch Programming Language)
- Wiring & Circuitry of Robotic Components (Hummingbird controller)
- Structural Design of Mechanisms
- Teamwork & Group Collaboration
- Public Speaking
- Creativity & Design Concepts
When: Tuesdays, 3:45 to 5:45 pm
Starting November 13th through March 19th. Click here to see a full calendar of scheduled dates for the MMS Feminneer Cohort Meetings.