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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.

2011 | By: various authors

Research2Practice

Research2Practice is a free web resource containing summaries of recent peer-reviewed science education research. Since launching in June, the site has added dozens of new briefs as well as synthesis papers on identity and learning as well as on science education and cultural diversity. You can log on for free, browse, search, and save briefs that are relevant to your work. The research represents a broad spectrum of studies in both formal and informal settings. The site is funded by the National Science Foundation, and developed by researchers at the Exploratorium, King's College London, and the University of Washington. View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Lani Juarez

Tags: Science, Informal Learning-Education, Research-Reports, Diversity, Instructional Strategies, Video

2011 | By: Education Week

Science Learning Outside the Classroom

As concern mounts that U.S. students lack sufficient understanding of science and related fields, it has become increasingly clear that schools cannot tackle the challenge alone. This special report explores the field often called, informal science education, which is gaining broader recognition for its role in helping young people acquire scientific knowledge and skills. Opportunities abound outside the classroom to learn about science, and to inspire a passion for it. Zoos and science museums, robotics clubs, science competitions, and online games are just a few of the options to engage American youths. Education Week reporters examine what informal science education looks like in practice, and what we know about its impact, its potential, and the challenges it faces.View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Laura Huerta Migus

Tags: Informal Learning-Education, Research-Reports

2010 | By: John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking

The 95 Percent Solution

This article challenges the assumption that people mostly engage in science learning in the classroom. Given that people in the U.S. spend only five percent of their time in the classroom, the authors assert the importance of out-of-school experience in engaging people in science learning.1_95PercentSolution.pdf


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Juarez

Tags: Informal Learning-Education, STEM, Identity, Research-Report

2008 | By: Jeri Countryman, Dr. Linda Kekelis

Planning Role Model Visits and Field Trips to Inspire Girls in Technology, Science and Engineering

The presenters discuss practical strategies and resources that will help teachers, Girl Scout Leaders and after- school program providers to conduct outreach.View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Juarez

Tags: Gender, STEM, Informal Learning-Education, Instructional Strategies, Mentors, Program Model

2004 | By: Eric J. Jolly, Patricia B. Campbell, Lesley Perlman

Engagement, Capacity and Continuity: An Overview of a Trilogy for Student Success

Fewer American students are going into the sciences, engineering and quantitative disciplines in college and beyond (NSF, 2004). Programmatic, instructional and curriculum successes have not led to expected increases in the numbers and diversity of those achieving at high levels and going into careers in the sciences and quantitative disciplines. We are winning some battles but losing the war. The Engagement, Capacity and Continuity Trilogy (ECC Trilogy) explores why our successes are not translating into more progress, and more importantly, proposes what different stakeholders can do about it. 6_trilogy-summary.pdf


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Juarez

Tags: STEM, Formal Education, Research-Report, Informal Learning-Education, Role Models-Mentors, Policy, Program Model

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences