Not too long ago, FemSTEM brought attention to the IndieGogo Campaign for “Women’s Work — A History of Women in Coding”. They hit their needed goal of $5000, and we hope to see that film come to life very soon.
Gear Girls is a documentary film meant to “shed light on the past, present and future of women & minorities in STEM fields”. The documentary is going to follow an all-girls and all-minority robotics team out of George Washington Carver High School in Philadelphia, PA, throughout their school year. Their names are Alexsis, Venise, Qadirah, MyKyah and Keisha.
This documentary will bring these five girls into the spotlight and showcase their amazing abilities in the robotics field as well as their passion for STEM altogether.
This incredible group of girls have accomplished quite a lot during their academic careers. According to the filmmakers, this team placed 2nd in regionals (FIRST Robotics, FTC), and went to nationals in the Sea Perch (underwater robotics) competition.
Not only are they following these talented young women, though. They are also going to note some women who are currently have careers in STEM, such as Dr. Velma Scantlebury, Dr. Nancy Grace Roman and five others.
On top of everything, 10% of the contributions will be donated to the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Tech Impact by the makers of the film!
We love the idea so much, and thankfully we were in a position to do more than just advertise for them. This time around, we were able to give $5 to the documentary in the hopes that it’ll make its goal and reach its full potential.