June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Women in Engineering
The Gold Coast (pseudonym) College of Engineering Femineer® Program is a unique and innovative program devoted to inspiring and empowering K-12 female students to pursue STEM majors and careers. Created in 2013, the program enhances the College of Engineering’s commitment to support underserved populations by recruiting and graduating increased numbers of historically underrepresented students. The Femineer® Program currently consists of three years of curriculum: Creative Robotics, Wearable Technology, and Pi Robotics. This mixed method research to practice study determined if the Wearable Technology curriculum addressed 21st century learning skills and factors in STEM confidence in the Femineer® students. The preliminary results from this study showed that Femineer® students developed critical thinking and programming skills while learning in a single gender environment.
Rigden, K., & Jawaharlal, M., & Gutzke, N. (2019, June), Femineer® Program: A Model for Engaging K-12 Girls in STEM Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32837
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