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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.

2012 | By: Karen A. Frenkel

Hummingbird: An Educational Robotics Kit Designed To Get Girls Into Engineering

Though it turns out the kit--which shows that engineering can be a creative and artistic endeavor--helps teach and inspire anyone who did not think they wanted to make robots or learn about programming.View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Lou Papai

Tags: engineering, programming, middle school

2012 | By: Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

Case Study: High School Girls Use PicoCrickets to Learn Programming Skills

In 2007, high school girls at Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California studied circuitry, bridge building, soldering, toy design, green design and robotics through Techbridge s science, technology and engineering outreach program. Among the resources used to teach the girls were PicoCricket Kits, which mixes robotics and programming with creativity in design. Read about the program s positive effects on the girls self-confidence and interest in computer programming.103_oakland_tech_pico_article.pdf


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: LĂșcia Williams

Tags: Programming, high school

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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