Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

NCRW’s 2001 publication, Balancing the Equation: Where Are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology? features many recommendations that form the basis of successful programs. The National Science Foundation and others have applied many of the same findings to develop successful programs and strategies. One of the most important features of successful STEM programs is building mentoring relationships between accomplished women STEM professionals and young women at different stages of study or career. MIT and the Mathematical Association of America have created such mentoring programs. In primary and secondary schools, hands-on courses encouraging students to design their own websites or create their own tech toys have been incredibly effective in capturing the interest of girls and young women.

Girls Incorporated, an NCRW member center, sponsors TeachingSMART, a program that increases awareness of gender issues among elementary and high school teachers. The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology at Georgia Tech (also an NCRW member) offers support services to women scholars and engineers. And the National Science Foundation is making substantial investments through its ADVANCE Program aimed at increasing the number of women in STEM.

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A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better.  Where...
By Rebecca Chaleff*Last Thursday, September 22nd, I went to CUNY Graduate Center’s event, “Women in Science: Negotiating a Successful...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
By Ruth SchechterOriginally posted February 8, 2010 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research According to national studies,...

News

  • July 27, 2012

    Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine and Engineering at Stanford University has developed 11 methods for integrating sex and gender analysis into research projects, and 14 case studies demonstrating the benefits of using them.


  • April 4, 2012

      Two University of Kansas professors have published a study showing that ability alone simply isn’t enough for women to excel in the STEM fields, and that how far women are from privilege makes a much bigger difference.


  • January 17, 2012

     A National Science Foundation grant recently awarded to Gonzaga University is aimed at bringing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, often called the STEM fields.


  • January 6, 2012

     It’s another engineering “design challenge” at Techbridge, an after-school program for girls that encourages interest in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—subjects. Close to 30 girls are here...


  • January 6, 2012

     Female scientists hoping to become entrepreneurs face obstacles — but there are organizations that can help.