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2014 | By: Tang Wee Teo

Hidden Currents In The STEM Pipeline

"Hidden Currents In The STEM Pipeline: Insights From The Dyschronous Life Episodes Of A Minority Female STEM Teacher" ABSTRACT: In this article, I use the idea of dyschrony to describe the multiple disjunctures experienced in a Hispanic woman’s life as she struggled to gain full membership in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) com- munity. Despite having earned a doctoral degree in chemistry and a teaching position in a STEM school, she was cognizant of how gender and race had marginalized her and her minority fe- male students, making them feel like border members of the STEM community. She had formed a solidarity group within the STEM school. As I apply the construct of dyschrony to analyze the in-depth interviews with the teacher, I illuminate tensions in the STEM pipeline and suggest that one should be critical about the promise of social mobility. The forming of solidarity groups may contribute to positive experiences of minority girls in STEM schools. Dyschrony may be used as a helpful analytic construct to unpack the forces contributing to minority women’s struggles in STEM fields and understand why they might leave.223_Teo_2014.pdf

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: cultural competence, minorities, gender, disparities/stereotype

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: 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

2014 | By: The Editorial Board

Missing From Science Class: Too Few Girls And Minorities Study Tech Subjects

A big reason America is falling behind other countries in science and math is that we have effectively written off a huge chunk of our population as uninterested in those fields or incapable of succeeding in them. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: women, careers/workforce, gender, minorities

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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