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2012 | By: Creative Commons

International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology

The International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology (GST) focuses on gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment, and aims to explore the intersections of policy, practice and research. The online journal offers a multitude of resources from webcasts and seminars, to book reviews, to research and theoretical papers, to case studies. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Research-Report, Gender, STEM, Informal Learning-Education

2012 | By: Toni Nicole Dancu

Designing Exhibits for Gender Equity

How does adding female-friendly design features to an exhibit enhance girls' engagement and social interactions at the exhibit? This highly researched and thought provoking dissertation illustrates that designing exhibits for gender equity may help to reduce the gender gap in informal science education. Toni Dancu provides an extensive Literature Review to show that learning experiences in informal environments are significantly related to female interest and participation in STEM careers. Dancu's report is a systematic study on how adding female-friendly design features to an exhibit, Geometry in Motion, at the Exploratorium affects the learning experience. Implications: Incorporating various female-friendly design features in exhibits leads to deeper engagement for girls, and provides a strong argument for considering these features in future science exhibit development projects. This reading is a dissertation submitted by Toni Nicole Dancu at Portland State University. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Research-Report, Gender, STEM, Informal Learning-Education

2011 | By: Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft

STEM Perceptions: Student & Parent Study

Presents the findings of two national surveys, conducted online by Harris Interactive, of college students currently pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees and of parents of K-12 students. The goal of the surveys was to gain insight about what can better prepare and inspire students to pursue post-secondary education in STEM subjects.44_STEM_Perceptions-Students_and_Parents_Study.pdf44_STEM-IG.pdf

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Lani Juarez

Tags: STEM, Parents, Motivation, Student Preparedness, Gender

2011 | By: Alejandra León Castellá

Promocion de mujeres y chicas en C&T a traves de Centros de Ciencia y Programas de Popularizacion

Invitacion para enviar contribuciones sobre los esfuerzos en la region latinoamericana para 'promover a las mujeres en la ciencia' a traves de programas para ninas, jovencitas y mujeres. La informacion se incorporara al panel 'Promoting Women in Science Across Cultures: The Contribution of Science Centres' a realizarse durante el Sexto Congreso Mundial de Centros de Ciencia (6SCWC) del 4 al 8 de setiembre, 2011, en Ciudad del Cabo. Consultar el vi­nculo para conocer el modo de enviar las contribuciones. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Derlly González González

Tags: Program Model, Gender, Hispanic/Latino, Informal Learning/Education, Technology, Girls/Women

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

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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