FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) is a student-run organization, founded in 2006 by Vicki Weston, that hosts educational outreach programs related to math, science and engineering for 4th-6th grade girls from Durham public schools. We encourage the girls to explore their potential in math, engineering, and science through an annual, free-of-charge, one-day capstone event and several after-school programs. Through FEMMES, female Duke undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members volunteer their time to instill enthusiasm about their careers in the developing minds of young women. The Duke students form personal relationships with the participants of our programs and have a positive influence on the girls’ views of women in math, engineering, and science.

 

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