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2013 | By: Michael Price

Improving the Pipeline Into Science for Minorities

A theme that came up repeatedly during a symposium on improving the representation of women and minorities in the science pipeline was what sociologist and civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois called "twoness": the idea that whites and minorities perceive and experience two different worlds, two different sets of expectations and circumstances. Achieving ethnic, racial, and gender parity in the science pipeline will require measures that help white and minority graduate students, and their mentors, better understand the world they each live in, the panelists said.View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Jina Kim

Tags: Minorities, Diversity/lqualidad, Gender, Reseaccrch/Report/Data

2013 | By: Caryl Ann Becerra, PhD

Fixing the Leaky Faucet: A Discussion on Women of Color in STEM…with Children

If We are serious about increasing the diversity in STEM and academia, we need to talk more about the reality of cultural and personal values in our professional lives, and to find ways to continue to advance in our profession as well as change perceptions for the better. Unless women minorities feel empowered and capable of balancing both through concrete institutional policies and practices, we will continue to lose out on talent and innovation. This article address stories that how to affect and how we could make it better when woman who has different racial background has a baby in STEM career. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Jina Kim

Tags: STEM career, Gender, Article

2012 | By: Corinne A. Moss-Racusin, et. al.

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

This new study from Yale University reveals the pervasive bias against female STEM students in higher education by professors of both genders. Implications include less mentoring of female students, fewer job opportunities, and lower pay. The non-academic summary is also available via the New York Times (second link).View External WebsiteView External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Laura Huerta Migus

Tags: gender, STEM, Bias

2012 | By: Northern Illinois University

Science in the Moment (SciMo)

Science in the Moment (SciMo) is a 3 year research study funded by the National Science Foundation at Northern Illinois University. The purpose of SciMo is to provide a descriptive account of what a variety of high school science contexts feel like from the perspective of female and male students. The overarching theoretical and conceptual perspectives for the study include: (1) Self Determination Theory focuses on the importance of students' cognitions in learning around issues concerning autonomy and competence. (2) Emergent Motivation Theory is branch of the field of positive psychology, focused on the important role of affect in learning. (3) Women's ways of knowing suggests that females and males may approach academic learning, including learning science, differently because of identified differences in how girls and boys are socialized to assume socially-sanctioned gender roles, and societal expectations for males and females academic performance. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Instructional Strategies, Formal Education, STEM, Gender

2012 | By: Judith Gal-Ezer & Chris Stephenson

Computer Science: Teacher Preparation is Critical

This paper reports on the research and recommendations of the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) Teacher Certification Task Force, and addresses the crisis in computer science teacher preparation and certification. Primarily, this paper focuses on the Task Force's recommended models for teacher preparation and certification in computer science. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Gender, Formal Education, Technology, Girls/Women

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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