'Femineer' club offers STEM program to help girls excel at Bay Area school

"I also enjoy the imaginary part and the creative part of engineering."

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'Femineer' club offers STEM program to help girls at Bay Area school
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It's a program for budding female engineers intended to give girls a chance to be front and center in a STEM program that's usually dominated by boys.

CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- A group of girls from Ygnacio Valley High in Concord is working to break through the glass ceiling.

The "Femineer" club is an after-school program for budding female engineers.

It is intended to give girls a chance to be front and center in a "STEM" program (that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that's usually dominated by boys.

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They are using a kit to build their own working robots.

"I get to meet new people and I also enjoy the imaginary part and the creative part of engineering," said student Sarah Richnavsky.

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In May, the girls will take part in a showcase that will feature their creations.

Eventually, the organizers plan to roll this out to other campuses.