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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

2012 | By: Howard-Brown, B. and Martinez, D.

Engaging Diverse Learners through the Provision of STEM Education Opportunities

Due to state and federal education priorities, funding requirements, and other factors, a number of states are exploring ways to improve access to STEM education opportunities for diverse learners and others. In this report, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) performed a literature review to identify key findings to support decision makers' actions on supporting access to STEM education.View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Laura Huerta Migus

Tags: informal education, minorities, girls

2011 | By: U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration

Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers are essential to American innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly dynamic and global marketplace. In this third report, we examine demographic disparities in STEM education and find that educational attainment may affect equality of opportunity in these critical, high-quality jobs of the future. This report follows an analysis of labor market outcomes and gender disparities among STEM workers. We find that regardless of race and Hispanic origin, higher college graduation rates are associated with higher shares of workers with STEM jobs. But non-Hispanic Whites and Asians are much more likely than other minority groups to have a bachelor's degree. By increasing the numbers of STEM workers among currently underrepresented groups through education, we can help ensure America's future as a global leader in technology and innovation. Other key findings of this report include: - Non-Hispanic Whites comprise the largest group of STEM workers, accounting for about seven out of ten STEM workers, which aligns closely with their share of the overall workforce. - Non-Hispanic Asians are most likely (42 percent) to graduate college with a STEM degree, while the propensities of other groups are all fairly similar (17-22 percent). - Half of all non-Hispanic Asian workers with STEM degrees have STEM jobs, compared to 30 percent of Hispanics and non-Hispanic Black and American Indian and Alaska Native workers. - One in five STEM workers is foreign-born, of which 63 percent come from Asia. - STEM workers in all demographic groups, including the foreign-born, earn more than their non-STEM counterparts. Hispanics and non-Hispanic Blacks receive a significantly larger STEM premium than do non-Hispanic Whites.View External Website42_educationsupportsracialandethnicequalityinstem_0.pdf

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Cheryl Lani Juarez

Tags: STEM, Equality-Equity-Disparities, Minorities

2011 | By: Mary Ann Zehr

ELLs Less Likely to Take Advanced Math and Science

Statistics shows that ELLs students are less likely than fluent peers to enroll in advanced math and science courses. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Rebecca Colmenero

Tags: STEM, Informal Learning-Education, Statistics, Minorities

2011 | By:

Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on NAEP

This report provides detailed information on the size of the achievement gaps between Hispanic and White public school students at the national and state levels and describes how those achievement gaps have changed over time.

Region: N South Atlantic


Tags: Minorities, Statistics, Hispanic-Latino, Research/Report

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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