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Femineer™ Program

About the Femineer™ Program

The Femineer™ Program was originally created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013 to inspire additional females to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in their education and career. SDSU’s College of Engineering adopted the Femineer™ Program Fall 2016. The program provides K-12 students with project-based learning, female engineering student mentors, and opportunities to visit a Femineer™ affiliate university, while building a sustainable program and community for current and future STEM leaders.

To inspire and empower K-12 female students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in their education and future careers.

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

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

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.

  • 3-year program
      • Year 1: Creative Robotics
      • Year 2: Wearable Technology
      • Year 3: Pi Robotics
  • Program based on cohort of 24 students
  • Each school year, students are engaged in a 30-hour project where they develop a finished product.
  • At the end of each school year, participants will present their finished products at a Femineer Summit.
  • Can be a class during school or after-school program.
  • Teachers are required to attend a 3-day training workshop to learn that year’s curriculum.
  • NOTE: The program is a continuous cycle, so your school can opt to have a new cohort to begin each year. In other words, your school wouldn’t have to wait for one cohort to complete the entire 3-year program before establishing another cohort of students.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum B average math grade
  • Outstanding behavior
  • Outstanding attendance
  • Recommendation from teacher

San Diego State University's College of Engineering Femineer™ Program is excited to host our first annual Femineer™ Summit on May 23, 2019!  Current  Femineer™ students are invited to showcase their Creative Robotics, Wearable Technology, or Pi Robotics projects, interact and attend workshops with inspirational female STEM leaders and industry partners, attend a tour of SDSU's campus and College of Engineering labs, attend informational sessions on STEM programs and opportunities, and participate in hands-on STEM activities.  If your school is interested in attending, please contact Megan Lacy, SDSU Femineer™ School Programs Manager, at [email protected].  

SDSU's College of Engineering Femineer™ Program will be offering Creative Robotics, Wearable Technology, and Pi Robotics Teacher Trainings from June 24-27, 2019.  For more information and to register for training please visit: http://bit.ly/SDSU2019FemineerTeacherTraining.

Keep posted for upcoming Femineer™ summer camps and teacher refresher workshops!

San Diego State University's College of Engineering Femineer™ Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Femineer™ alumnae who will be attending SDSU as a Fall 2019 first-year student. Applicants must have completed at least two Femineer™ courses (Creative Robotics, Wearable Technology, Pi Robotics), and will be attending a Femineer™ Summit in Spring 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/ SDSUFemineerScholarshipForm201 9.

The purpose of the San Diego State University College of Engineering (SDSU CoE) Adopt-a-Femineer™ School Program is to assist schools in starting up the SDSU CoE Femineer™ Program at their sites. In September 2019, two (2) schools that will be implementing the Creative Robotics for the first time to receive the following for the 2019-2020 academic year:

1)  Supplies

  • Twelve (12) Hummingbird kits
  • Twenty-four (24) tool bags filled with tools for completing the Creative Robotics curriculum

2)  Accessories

  • Femineer™ sweatshirts for the participating teacher(s) and students
  • A Femineer™ banner that includes your school’s name

3)  Funding for Bus Transportation

  • Up to $500 bus transportation stipend for the participating teacher(s) and students to attend the CoE Femineer™ Summit in May 2020.

Criteria
Schools interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

1)  Must have at least one representative who will attend Creative Robotics at San Diego State University.

2)  Must be implementing the Creative Robotics curriculum for the first time.

3)  Must have a cohort of 24 students participating in the SDSU Femineer™ Program during the 2019-2020 academic year.

4)  Must be willing to promote this partnership with San Diego State University College of Engineering.

5)  Must be able to sustain the SDSU CoE Femineer™ Program after the 2019-2020 academic year.

Rules for Applying
1)  Only one application submission is permitted per school site. Adopt-a-Femineer Application Form

2)  All fields of the application must be filled out, adhering to all word count limits set.

3)  The application must be signed by a school administrator before submitting.

4) The application must be emailed to Michelle Bunn ([email protected]) by August 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

Notification of Award
1)  Chosen schools will be contacted via email on August 12, 2019. The notification will be sent to the email addresses of the applicant and the administrator that are included in the submitted application form.

Receiving Award
1)  San Diego State University College of Engineering will work with each chosen school to set up designated dates and times to deliver the supplies and accessories.

2)  The invoice for bus transportation to the Femineer™ Summit should be emailed to Michelle Bunn ([email protected]) by June 1, 2020.

The Ramona High School Adopt-a-Femineer school was featured at the March 8, 2018, San Diego International Women's Day event hosted by the San Diego STEM Ecosystem's Women in STEM working group. 

White House Recognizes Femineer Program

Femineer™ Video

Schools Currently Offering the Femineer™ Program

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Iowa
  • A. G. Currie Middle School - Tustin, CA

  • Alburnett Junior-Senior High School - Alburnett, IA

  • Alhambra High School - Alhambra, CA

  • Alondra Middle School - Paramount, CA

  • Aspire Centennial University Prepatory Academy - Huntington Park, CA

  • Aspire Ollin University Prepatory Academy - Huntington Park, CA

  • Aspire Pacific Academy - Huntington Park, CA

  • Azusa High School - Azusa, CA

  • Beckman Catholic High School - Dyersville, IA

  • Bella Vista Middle School - Murrieta,CA

  • Bidwell Junior High School - Chico, CA

  • Blue Valley Northwest High School - Overland Park, KS

  • Buena Park Junior High School - Buena Park, CA

  • C.E. Utt Middle School - Tustin, CA

  • Cabrillo High School - Long Beach, CA

  • Capistrano Valley High School - San Juan Capistrano, CA

  • Carlsbad High School - Carlsbad, CA

  • Chino High School - Chino, CA

  • Corona High School - Corona, CA

  • Coronado Middle School - Coronado, CA

  • Da Vinci Science - El Segundo, CA

  • Daisy Gibson Elementary School - Palmdale, CA

  • Davenport West - Davenport, IA

  • Doty Middle School - Downey, CA

  • Downey High School - Downey, CA

  • Dwyer Middle School - Huntington Beach, CA

  • El Rancho High School - San Pedro, CA

  • Esperanza Elementary School - Lancaster, CA

  • Fairmont Elementary - Sanger, CA

  • Foothill Knolls STEM Academy - Upland, CA

  • Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design - Pomona, CA

  • Futures HS - McClellan, CA

  • Great Oaks High School - Temecula, CA

  • Greenfield Middle School - Bakersfield, CA

  • Griffiths Middle School - Downey, CA

  • Hamilton K8 - Fresno, CA

  • Hawthorne High School - Hawthorne, CA

  • Highland Community Schools - Riverside, IA

  • Jackson Middle School - Paramount, CA

  • Jerry D. Holland Middle School - Baldwin Park, CA

  • John Rowland High School - Rowland Heights, CA

  • Jordan High School - Long Beach, CA

  • Knight High School - Palmdale, CA

  • Lakewood Middle School - Overland Park, KS

  • Leona Jackson Middle School - Paramount, CA

  • Linn-Mar high School - Marion, IA

  • Los Alisos Middle School - Norwalk, CA

  • McKee Middle School - Bakersfield, CA

  • McPherson Magnet School - Orange, CA

  • Montebello High School - Montebello CA

  • Mountain View High School - El Monte, CA

  • Paloma Valley High School - Perris, CA

  • Palomares Academy of Health Sciences – Pomona, CA

  • Palos Verdes Intermediate School - Palos Verdes Estates, CA

  • Park View Middle School - Yucaipa, CA

  • Pinacate Middle School - Perris, CA

  • Pioneer Middle School - Tustin, CA

  • Ralph J. Bunche Middle School - Compton, CA

  • Ramona High School - Ramona, CA

  • Red Bluff High School - Red Bluff, CA

  • Rowland High School - Rowland Heights, CA

  • Sage Creek High School - Carlsbad, CA

  • San Pascual STEAM Magnet - Altadena, CA

  • Sanger High School – Sanger, CA

  • Schurr High School - Montebello, CA

  • Segerstrom High School - Santa Ana, CA

  • South El Monte High School - South El Monte, CA

  • South Pasadena High School - South Pasadena, CA

  • Southwest Middle School - Charlotte, NC

  • Spring Valley Academy - Spring Valley, CA

  • St. Agnes Catholic School - Roeland Park, KS

  • Stauffer Middle School - Downey, CA

  • STEAM Academy @ La Presa - Spring Valley, CA

  • STEAM Legacy High School - South Gate, CA

  • Sultana High Shool – Hesperia, CA

  • Sussman Middle School - Downey, CA

  • Sylmar Biotech Health Academy - Sylmar, CA

  • Synergy Kinetic Academy - Los Angeles, CA

  • Tierra del Sol Middle School - Lakeside, CA

  • Traweek Middle School - West Covina, CA

  • Tustin High School - Tustin, CA

  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter - San Diego, CA

  • Vail Ranch Middle School - Temecula, CA

  • Vanguard College Preparatory Academy-Aspire - Modesto, CA

  • Vista Murrieta High School - Murrieta, CA

  • Warren High School - Downey, CA

  • Washington Middle School - La Habra, CA

  • Whittier Christian Schools - Whittier, CA

  • Whittier Elementary - Long Beach, CA

  • Zamboni Middle School - Paramount, CA