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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, Kate Elder, communications and marketing director of Scitech in Perth, Australia, discusses their Beyond the Beaker program designed to inspire youth ages 13-15 to pursue a career in STEM. Elder outlines the program goals and evaluation strategies and findings. In a side-bar, Elder also describes the museum's semi-annual Science ... »
  • 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, Catherine Aldridge, director of Catalyst Learning and Communication, a STEM Ambassador contract holder for Wilshire and Swindon, and former director of education, exhibitions, and programs for At-Bristol, discusses the STEM Ambassadors program, in which mentors inspire young people and raise awareness about STEM careers. Aldridge ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Graham Durant, director of Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra and an ASTC Board member, discusses the implications of the 2010 "Inspiring Australia" report. Durant explains how Questacon has responded to the report with new programs in an effort to inspire a scientifically engaged community ... »
  • 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, Alison Bruzek, project director of ScienceMakers, an initiative of HistoryMakers, discusses this three-year project to document the contributions of African Americans to STEM fields, engage the public in scientific discussions and increase awareness of scientific careers, particularly among underrepresented minorities. Bruzek ... »
  • 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: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, curator of anthropology, Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Jami Powell, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) research assistant, all at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, discusses the museum's efforts to create a mutually beneficial collaboration between the museum ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how science centers and museums can better engage ethnic-specific communities that, overall, historically do not visit these institutions. Cecilia Garibay, principal of the Garibay Group, summarizes her research in this area, specifically focusing on Latino families in the United States and shares several key values that ... »

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