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.
Youth access and interest in computing is exploding, but despite best intentions, we are now creating generations of tool users rather than tool builders. Dr. Chris Stephenson, Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), looks at the kinds of skills students need to truly thrive in the 21st century. Statistical evidence shows a shortage of CS workers and a continued under engagement of women and minority students. This presentation includes the systemic issues that face CS education, and new resources to address these issues. 101_Taking_IT_To_The_Next_Level.pdf
The Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program supports efforts to understand and address gender-based differences in STEM education and workforce participation through research, the diffusion of research-based innovations, and education extension services that aim to lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science engineering workforce. Every NSF funded project is represented by a summary or abstract on the NSF website. "New Formulas for Americas Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering" is a collection of nearly 10 years' investment in one place, and is written for general audiences. The collection shows how in a relatively short time span the way issues are described and the focus of new work have changed due to increasing knowledge and due to the changing social context of the work. Click on the link below to find available formats in HTML | PDF View External Website
This article highlights the The CalWomenTech Scale Up Project which aims to increase recruitment and retention of the number of female students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at community colleges in California.View External Website
The "Research Update" is a series of publications that focus on themes of interest to the out-of-school time field, each related to the evaluations and research studies that are available in the Harvard Family Research Project Out-of-School Time Program Research and Evaluation database and bibliography. The six STEM programs covered in this publication reflect the diversity of approaches to STEM education, including structured afterschool modules, recreational activities, intensive summer trips, and mentoring. These programs mainly serve youth in middle school and high school, with some targeting girls only, and others available to both boys and girls but with a particular focus on girls. Download a PDF of this publication from the link below. View External Website
While interest is certainly a factor in getting girls to study and pursue a career in STEM, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, say more attention should be given to building confidence in their abilities early in their education.View External Website
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