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.
The Condition of Education 2014 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 42 indicators on the status and condition of education. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available.View External Website
In "Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists," long time Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez makes an impassioned call for a recommitment to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in our schools and throughout our society. She describes what habits we need to change to make STEM fun again, as well as a plan for how to increase every child's participation in these disciplines. The 21st century requires a new kind of learner -- not someone who can simply churn out answers by rote, as has been done in the past, but a student who can think expansively and solve problems resourcefully.215_Save_Our_Science__How_to_Inspire_a_New_Generation_of_Scientists_-_Ainissa_Ramirez.pdf
The underrepresentation of girls from nondominant backgrounds in the sciences and engineering continues despite recent gains in achievement. This longitudinal ethnographic study traces the identity work that girls from nondominant backgrounds do as they engage in science-related activities across school, club, and home during the middle school years. Building a conceptual argument for identity trajectories, the authors discuss the ongoing, cumulative, and contentious nature of identity work and the mechanisms that foster critical shifts in trajectories. The authors argue that the girls view possible future selves in science when their identity work is recognized, supported, and leveraged toward expanded opportunities for engagement in science. This process yields layered meanings of (possible) selves and of science and reconfigures meaningful participation in science. (February 2013)View External Website
Arkive is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to conservation, stewardship, and public awareness of the challenges facing our environment. They offer free activities, lesson plans, and online games for ages 5 through 18 years old. Some of their free educational science games include designing habitats for endangered species, and where scientists are transformed into superheroes saving the planet!View External Website
Ms. Newcombe briefly summarizes the importance of spatial visualization in learning science and the differences in gender performance. She then provides ways to incorporate spatial learning in various pre-existing curriculums. Published Spring 2013View External Website
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