Through engaging, hands-on activities presented in a fun, supportive environment, F.E.M.M.E.S. programs encourage students to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). Our goal is to promote involvement in STEM by building curiosity and increasing confidence in students' academic skills so they may pursue their dreams without hesitation. Both parents and teachers often comment that after attending F.E.M.M.E.S. events, students become more motivated, participate more in class, and show a greater interest in school.
Each F.E.M.M.E.S. event features a series of experiential learning activities led by the University of Michigan faculty and student volunteers. F.E.M.M.E.S. uses women role models to demonstrate how women can -- and do -- excel in these fields. Our student volunteers' and faculty's genuine passion for their chosen fields inspires young participants at a critical developmental stage.
Although this program is targeted toward girls, it is open to students of any gender identity.