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Girls RISE Resources Directory

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: Angela B. Ginorio

Data, Information, and Knowledge: Reframing Narratives about Women of Color in STEM

This article, authored by Girls RISEnet research advisor Dr. Angela B. Ginorio, discusses the roles data play in forming information and knowledge pertinent to women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Laura Huerta Migus

Tags: Research-Reports, Gender, STEM

2009 | By: National Science Foundation

Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Broadening Participation Projects

This report originated from a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The report considers metrics for monitoring broadening particpation projects, along with designs and indicators to support program evaluation.View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Lani Juarez

Tags: Minorities, Evaluation, Research-Reports

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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