The Girls RISEnet resource catalog is a dynamic listing of crowd-sourced research and resources on engaging girls in engineering. Registered members of girlsrisenet.org can contribute resources through the "My Account" link above. If you are not a member of the site, please contact us to submit or suggest an addition.
The International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology (GST) focuses on gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment, and aims to explore the intersections of policy, practice and research. The online journal offers a multitude of resources from webcasts and seminars, to book reviews, to research and theoretical papers, to case studies. View External Website
How does adding female-friendly design features to an exhibit enhance girls' engagement and social interactions at the exhibit? This highly researched and thought provoking dissertation illustrates that designing exhibits for gender equity may help to reduce the gender gap in informal science education. Toni Dancu provides an extensive Literature Review to show that learning experiences in informal environments are significantly related to female interest and participation in STEM careers. Dancu's report is a systematic study on how adding female-friendly design features to an exhibit, Geometry in Motion, at the Exploratorium affects the learning experience. Implications: Incorporating various female-friendly design features in exhibits leads to deeper engagement for girls, and provides a strong argument for considering these features in future science exhibit development projects. This reading is a dissertation submitted by Toni Nicole Dancu at Portland State University. View External Website
Presents the findings of two national surveys, conducted online by Harris Interactive, of college students currently pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees and of parents of K-12 students. The goal of the surveys was to gain insight about what can better prepare and inspire students to pursue post-secondary education in STEM subjects.44_STEM_Perceptions-Students_and_Parents_Study.pdf44_STEM-IG.pdf
Invitacion para enviar contribuciones sobre los esfuerzos en la region latinoamericana para 'promover a las mujeres en la ciencia' a traves de programas para ninas, jovencitas y mujeres. La informacion se incorporara al panel 'Promoting Women in Science Across Cultures: The Contribution of Science Centres' a realizarse durante el Sexto Congreso Mundial de Centros de Ciencia (6SCWC) del 4 al 8 de setiembre, 2011, en Ciudad del Cabo. Consultar el viÂnculo para conocer el modo de enviar las contribuciones. View External Website
Executive Summary Our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America's innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness.View External Website
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