Girls RISE Resources Directory

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2012 | By: Creative Commons

International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology

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

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

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

2012 | By: Crowley et al., 2001

Building Islands of Expertise in Everyday Family Activity

Do parents explain more often to boys than girls in science museums? This report suggests the possibility that parents who engage with informal science environments with their children, may be unintentionally contributing to a gender gap in children's STEM literacy. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

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

2012 | By: Toni Nicole Dancu

Designing Exhibits for Gender Equity

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

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

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

2011 | By: Alan Vanneman

Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on NAEP

Achievement gaps between Black and White students are featured in every major National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report card. This report examines achievement gaps more closely, and provides a detailed portrait of how achievement gaps and Black and White students' performance have changed over time at both the national and state levels. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Laura Huerta Migus

Tags: Minorities, Statistics, Black-African American, Research-Report

2010 | By: AAUW

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women)View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Juarez

Tags: Gender, Research-Report, Program Model, Instructional Strategies, Identity, STEM

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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