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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: U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration

Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation

Executive Summary Our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America's innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness.View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Lani Juarez

Tags: Girls/Women, Gender, STEM, Workforce, Role Models/Mentors, Stereotypes

2010 | By: National Academy of Sciences

Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited:Rapidly Approaching Category 5

The purpose of the present report is to assess changes in Americas competitive posture in the five years that have elapsed since the original Gathering Storm report was initially published in 2005, and to assess the status of implementation of the National Academies' recommendations.View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Juarez

Tags: Workforce, STEM, Policy, Formal Education, Research-Report

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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