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2014 | By: Liana Heitin

No Girls, Blacks, Or Hispanics Take AP Computer Science Exam In Some States

A new analysis of test-taking data finds that in Mississippi and Montana, no female, African American, or Hispanic students took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science.... January 10, 2014View External Website

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: gender, minorities, student assessment, STEM, technology/computer science

2014 | By: Patrice Potvin and Abdelkrim Hasni

Interest, Motivation And Attitude Towards Science And Technology At K-12 Levels

"Interest, Motivation And Attitude Towards Science And Technology At K-12 Levels: A Systematic Review Of 12 Years Of Educational Research" ABSTRACT: The relationship that exists between students and science and technology (S&T) is a complex and important one. If it is positive, then social, economic and environmental consequences are to be expected. Yet, many problems of interest/ motivation/attitude (I/M/A) towards S&T have been recorded. A lot of research has been conducted on this topic and a certain number of syntheses have been proposed, but very few of them have followed sufficiently systematic procedures. In this article, we offer a synthetic and systematic description of 228 research articles that were published between 2000 and 2012 and indexed in the ERIC database under I/M/A for S&T at K-12 levels. We focus on the origin of these articles, on the constructs they use and define, on the instruments, and finally on the results they provide, whether correlative or causal. Conclusions and recommendations for future research and interventions are formulated.220_Potvin_and_Hasni_2014.pdf

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: motivation, STEM, gender, research/report/data

2014 | By: Christine Mallinson and Anne H. Charity Hudley

Partnering Through Science

Partnering Through Science: Developing Linguistic Insight To Address Educational Inequality For Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students In U.S. STEM Education ABSTRACT: Linguists must build and strengthen research partnerships with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators to further investigate linguistic and cultural diversity and academic inequality in STEM education in the U.S. We review key issues and themes from literature on the role of language in U.S. STEM education and the linguistic and ideological roots of barriers to STEM achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse students. We assess ways that linguists have engaged with educators and teachers, learning from humanities- and social science-based partnerships and adapting them to STEM contexts. We then examine specific and significant challenges that culturally and linguistically diverse student populations in STEM areas often face, with a focus on structural, sociocultural, and ideological barriers. Finally, we advocate for forging partnerships with STEM educators that establish a well-defined rationale for collaboration across linguistics and STEM, yielding basic and applied research benefits.221_Mallinson_and_Hudley_2014.pdf

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: cultural competence, minorities,

2014 | By: Jody L.S. Jahn and Karen K. Myers

Vocational Anticipatory Socialization Of Adolescents

"Vocational Anticipatory Socialization Of Adolescents: Messages, Sources, And Frameworks That Influence Interest In STEM Careers" ABSTRACT: By high school, many students have dropped out of the pipeline that will lead to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations. We examine the role of vocational anticipatory socialization (VAS)—the types of messages adolescents receive, message sources, and adolescents’ frameworks—on youth’s educational and vocational interests. Adolescents (37 focus groups, N = 229) reported that they received two types of VAS messages: personal fulfillment (advising students to prioritize their well-being) and career detail (advising students about specific aspects of an occupation). Adolescents used three career frameworks (enjoyment, ability, and goal) that filtered and often magnified VAS messages and experiences. We extend VAS research by identifying two primary purposes of the career advice embedded in VAS messages and three career frameworks. Practical implication are that parents can affect adolescents’ beliefs about their abilities and potential enjoyment of STEM careers by supplementing personal fulfillment messages with career detail messages. Individuals in STEM occupations are in the best position to encourage adolescents by offering career detail, discussing how their career can be rewarding and how math and science classes can influence their career attainment.222_Jahn_and_Myers_2013.pdf

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: careers/workforce, research/report/data, STEM

2014 | By: Ronald Driggers

Optical Engineering to a 14-Year-Old Girl

OpEd writing by the author in partnership with his 14 year-old daughter, reflecting on the attractiveness of engineering to girls.214_Optical_Engineering_to_a_14yr_old_girl.pdf

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: motivation, STEM, gender

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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