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Are girls' toys the secret to increasing the number of women in the fields of engineering and other careers that rely on top spacial skills? Diana Kapp joins Lunch Break. April 16, 2013 View External Website
One of the hot topics on social media this holiday season is finding gifts that can help children, especially girls, develop science- and engineering-related skills. November 25, 2013View External Website
This document provides 111 of the 246 page book by Carol Colatrella. This book analyzes the ways in which fictional and cinematic narratives consider “the leaky pipeline problem”: that women drop out of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at a number of stages of education and career. The question of what keeps women from participating in proportional numbers in scientific and technical fields has generated much scholarly and media attention in recent decades. Copyright © 2011 by The Ohio State University209_Colatrella_Toys.pdf
BOULDER, COLO. (October 10, 2013) – The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today launched Latinas & Tecnología de la Información, a Spanish-language website for inspiring young Hispanic women, or Latinas, to pursue technology. The website, containing both English-language and Spanish-language resources, provides: 1) fact sheets for creating awareness about the current state of girls’ participation in technology 2) talking points about various types of undergraduate courses and careers available in computing 3) videos and profiles of successful Latinas addressing attractions to technology and possible barriers in the field 4) links to computing activities and recruitment programs for young women http://www.ncwit.org/news/ncwit-launches-latinas-tecnolog%C3%ADa-de-la-información-website View External Website
There are approximately 16 million female students enrolled in middle schools and high schools in the United States today. Of these girls, only about 1% will go on to receive a degree in engineering, while 8% of the boys they go to school with will receive engineering degrees. Women's Initiative is working to change this, one presentation at a time.View External Website
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