Girl Day, a national effort held each February to introduce more young women to the exciting careers of engineering and STEM, is the perfect opportunity to highlight the stories of girls in STEM.
In honor of the celebration, PLTW visited and captured the stories of the Fremont Femineers. This group of 10th- and 11th-grade girls from Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design in Pomona, California, is focused on engineering, coding, and other STEM topics, as well as building a strong community of peers with shared interests.
The group was created in 2013 in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering and is guided by the belief that girls will thrive in STEM careers if they are given the opportunity.
During PLTW’s time with the Femineers, the group focused on an interdisciplinary wearable technology project that integrated skills across the spectrums of computer science, electronics, engineering, problem solving, and more.
Special thanks to the Femineers, PLTW Master Teacher Scott Lukesh, the Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design, Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering, and AmeriCorps VISTA Jaklen Keshishyan.