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Femineer Program allows 6th graders to be creative with STEM projects

Posted at 8:17 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 06:34:11-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Femineer Program at Greenfield Middle School is allowing sixth grade female students to be creative with STEM projects.

Greenfield Middle School is one of two schools in Kern County that has the program created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013.

It was designed to inspire additional females to pursue STEM 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.

Greenfield Middle School currently has 18 females in the program and they are hoping to grow that number as the years go by. The current sixth graders will continue the program their seventh and eighth grade year.

The group is currently working on projects that they will showcase at Cal Poly toward the end of the school year.