Gates Introduces Girls to Prosthetics at FEMMES

Deanna Gates teaches at FEMMES 2015

At the FEMMES Fall Capstone event November 14, fourth- through sixth-grade girls participated in scientific activities led by U-M researchers, including Dr. Deanna Gates, Movement Science assistant professor. Dr. Gates introduced the girls to upper extremity prosthetics.

FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and the Sciences) programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), through engaging, hands-on activities presented in a fun, supportive environment. Each fall and spring, FEMMES holds Saturday Science Capstone Events at the University of Michigan. University professors, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students lead the day of hands-on workshops for girls from southeastern Michigan. Events feature motivating talks by keynote speakers, engaging hands-on activities, confidence-building opportunities, and healthy lunches.