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  • Date: 04/14/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes key findings of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)'s research report, "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (2010). The report profiles research that demonstrates how social and environmental factors—including stereotypes, cultural beliefs, and implicit bias—act as ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Steven Vols, coordination manager at Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre in Mechelen, Belgium, describes two programs--the Girls Only Technology Club and Girls' Day--that aim to introduce girls to both engineering and technical careers. These programs provide girls ages 10-12 the opportunity to develop technical skills before ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Barbara Pontello, project manager for the Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering and Technology, explains how this annual, worldwide forum connects professional women, college students, and girls for virtual and in-person conversations about education and careers in engineering and technology. Pontello encourages ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Laura Huerta Migus, director of equity and diversity at ASTC, showcases examples of the innovative work ASTC members are doing to support the Youth Inspired Challenge. This global, ASTC-led initiative, launched in October 2010, seeks to highlight the impact of ASTC-member institutions' youth programs on science achievement. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Stancil, executive director of educational partnerships at WQED Multimedia and former executive director of the Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) at the Carnegie Science Center, explains how this innovative program strengthens girls' identity and interest in science. Girls ages 10 to 17 engage in online and in- ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Marcos Stafne, director of public programs at the New York Hall of Science, discusses the development of the Hall's Science Theatre program and its rich production history. Stafne discusses how the program reaches out to special groups like girls and women and preschoolers. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Satoko Inoue, project coordinator in the International Development Division at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Maraikan) in Tokyo, Japan, explains their unique efforts to engage mothers and other adult females in educational science experiences. Inoue discusses the success of this program and how they are ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Dave Taylor, principal of AHHA Museum Services and former director of exhibits at Pacific Science Center, discusses his research on how males and females learn science differently in out-of-school settings, particularly science centers. Taylor theorizes that this gender gap is the result of the way society socializes children, not ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Cornelia Brunner, associate director of EDC's Center for Children and Technology, discusses lessons learned from 20 years of research, studying how gender affects how individuals approach, use, and think about technology. Brunner provides examples of research and programs that have addressed this issue over the years. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristie Maher, executive director of the South Dakota Discovery Center & Aquarium, discusses how their unique "Building Girls" program successfully taps into the home-improvement craze to appeal to teenage girls and encourage careers in STEM fields. The program, which began as a camp and now functions as a once a month after ... »

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