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  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study was designed to contribute to a small but growing body of knowledge on the influence of gender in technology-rich collaborative learning environments. The study examined middle school students’ attitudes towards using computers and working in groups during scientific inquiry. Students’ attitudes towards technology and group work were ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Int this article, Vivian Jenkins Nelsen, principal of the INTER-RACE Institute, discusses the importance of measurement in understanding the effectiveness of an science center's staff diversity efforts. Jenkins Nelsen outlines how to conduct these measurements, who should implement the research, and the frequency at which to measure. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    TEAMS, an exhibit collaborative of seven small science museums, will collaborate with academic researchers to expand knowledge about learning in informal science environments and will apply that knowledge to the creation of eight (two copies of four topics) traveling science exhibitions suitable for small museums and science centers. The research ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The purpose of this longitudinal case study is to describe the educational trajectories of a sample of 152 young women from urban, low-income, single-parent families who participated in the Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) program during high school. Utilizing data drawn from program records, surveys, and interviews, this study also attempts to ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Temple University's "Sisters in Science in the Community (SISCOM)" is a constructivist-based, inclusive youth/community project targeting underrepresented urban middle and high school girls in grades 6-10 and their families; it supports inclusion of girls with disabilities. It engages girls and their parents in hands-on, inquiry-based sports ... »
  • Date: 07/10/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is developing LAZYBONES (working title), a new television series for 10- to 14-year-olds, that is an engineering game show. Each week LAZYBONES' eight players, aged 17-21, engineer easy solutions to life's arduous tasks. The aim of the program is to use humor and irony to hook its target audience and turn them onto the creativity and ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Pittsburgh Children's Museum (PCM) is developing a 2,700 sq ft traveling exhibition, "How People Make Things," in collaboration with Family Communications, the producers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The exhibition will use the factory visit segments from this popular television program, the longest running on PBS, as a jumping off point ... »
  • Date: 03/10/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Media Working Group is producing a one-hour documentary about a group of undergraduate women at Ohio State University who are pursuing non-traditional paths of study in a variety of technology and science fields. The Gender Chip Project is designed to provide role models and encouragement for girls (ages 14-18) and young adults who wish to ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Temple University's "Sisters in Science in the Community (SISCOM)" is a constructivist-based, inclusive youth/community project targeting underrepresented urban middle and high school girls in grades 6-10 and their families; it supports inclusion of girls with disabilities. It engages girls and their parents in hands-on, inquiry-based sports ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Deals with the success of the Rural Girls in Science Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington State, which uses science to address local issues through long-term research projects. Source of funding for the program; Components of the research projects; Factors which contributed to the success of the program. ... »

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