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.
"Hermanas: Diseña Tu Futuro" is a STEM outreach program for under-represented middle and high school girls. Its mission is to increase the number of underrepresented female students choosing to go to college by inspiring them to pursue an education in a STEM field. This is a program originated by Intel Corporation in collaboration with the Maricopa Community College District and Portland Community College. Please join us on Facebook to learn more about this program and connect to valuable resources.View External Website
Learning Computer Science through the Lens of Culture and Society is an outreach project that seeks to increase the participation of Hispanic/Latino(a) high school students in computer science. This project provided a one-week summer workshop that introduced high school students to computer science through hands-on activities involving computational thinking, Alice 3D animation, Android app development, and soft skills. Various activities of the workshop shared the theme of culture and society. This paper describes the motivations behind our project, the design of our workshop, and our evaluation results. (Published April 2013, in Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges)View External Website149_Engaging_Hispanic_Youth.pdf
In 2007, high school girls at Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California studied circuitry, bridge building, soldering, toy design, green design and robotics through Techbridge s science, technology and engineering outreach program. Among the resources used to teach the girls were PicoCricket Kits, which mixes robotics and programming with creativity in design. Read about the program s positive effects on the girls self-confidence and interest in computer programming.103_oakland_tech_pico_article.pdf
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