The SciGirls approach is rooted in research about how to engage girls in STEM. A quarter of a century of studies have converged on a set of common strategies that work, and they have become the framework for SciGirls. SciGirls conducted a literature review, funded by the National Science Foundation, to update the strategies with the latest gender equitable and culturally responsive research. Be among the first to learn the latest tips on how to engage girls in STEM. Register here: SciGirls Strategies Live Stream
Join the STEM Effect team for a Twitter chat on January 16th at 2pm EST to discuss challenges of, and promising practices for, assessing medium and long-term outcomes of informal STEM programs for middle and high-school aged girls. The STEM Effect will be co-hosting a tweet chat with two special guest tweeters who have extensive experience working with girls in STEM and studying the long-term impacts of STEM programs.
Dr. Linda Kekelis, Advisor STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Dr. Dale McCreedy, Vice President of Audience and Community Engagement
at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
We will tackle questions such as:
What programs support motivated girls to pursue STEM studies and careers? How can informal programs guide motivated girls to other formal/informal
programs? How to Participate:
RSVP Here or on Facebook. Ask questions or share relevant information during the tweet chat by using the hashtag, #STEMEffect.
Did you know that women make up 48% of the US labor force, but only 29% of employees in STEM fields? Join the Cortland and Ithaca chapters of the American Association University of Women for “Tech Savvy”, a day full of hands on workshops and challenges include Spinning a Web Page, Brain Hacking, Building Bridges, Googling with Paper Airplanes. “Savvy Skills” workshops cover important topics such as Technical Communication, Safety Online, and Public Speaking. Adult sessions help parents and advisors learn more about STEM education and careers, college planning, and financial aid. A STEM Fair with activities for girls and adults will be a new feature!
Tech Savvy, a program of AAUW, introduces girls in sixth through ninth grades to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and teaches “savvy skills” such as negotiation, computer coding and public speaking. This hands on day will be filled with experiments, mentorship opportunities and making new friends interested in science. Girls will participate in a live chat with K. Lindsay Hunter, one of the underground astronauts who excavated Homo naledi. Keynote address will be by Kathryn J. Boor, Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. WSKG Science will be interviewing girls on their future STEM careers and sharing SciGirls resources for families.
From PBSNEWSHOUR. Women in the U.S. receive less than 20 percent of Bachelor’s degrees in computer science, engineering and physics. Eileen Pollack, one of the first two women to receive an undergraduate degree in physics at Yale, offers a solution to getting more women into science. TRANSCRIPT
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now time for a NewsHour essay. Women in the U.S. earn just over 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees in all fields, yet they receive less than 20 percent of degrees conferred in computer science, engineering and physics.
Badlands National Park, SD Photo by Shaina Niehans, NPS http://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm
Get your girls involved in citizen science with a free webinar from SciGirls focused on cloud science. The webinar will take place November 3rd, at 12 pm. Visit www.scigirlsconnect.org to register. Sarah Crecelius from the NASA Langley Research Center will present S’COOL (Students’ Cloud Observations Online): The S’COOL Project involves participants ages 5-20+ in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA’s CERES satellite. Ralph Bouquet from Nova Labs will also be joining us to discuss Cloud Lab.