Successful Strategies & Programs

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.

A Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT, 2011

At MIT, we like data, especially data that advance our understanding of an important problem. In the 1990s, a group of MIT’s women faculty perceived patterns of inequitable resource allocation between them and their male colleagues.  They collected data that demonstrated and quantified the problem, and they alerted the Institute’s leadership, in a search for practical remedies.  Compelled by the evidence, MIT responded.  Today, a new Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT delivers the encouraging news that the process launched by these faculty women has made a lasting, positive difference for women faculty at MIT.
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http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/images/documents/women-report-2011.pdf

Women in STEM and Negotiation

By Rebecca Chaleff*

Last Thursday, September 22nd, I went to CUNY Graduate Center’s event, “Women in Science: Negotiating a Successful Academic Career,” at the Segal Theatre, which was moderated by Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Research, and featured an animated address from keynote speaker Dr. Maribel Vazquez.  Also on board was a distinguished panel of experts, including: Dr. Dongming Cai, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Mary Kern, Pamela Silverblatt, Esq., and Dr. Ruth Stark.  Together, they offered a wide range of personal perspectives on the main issue at hand: negotiation.


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Department of Commerce Releases STEM Gender Gap Report

 By Ariella Faitelson*


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Denver Go Lead - Campaign Planning

Date/Time: 
08/17/2011

Sponsored by The White House Project

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
5:30-7:30 PM
Mile High United Way
2505 18th Street
Denver, CO 80211

Cost: Free

The Go Lead program is a series of monthly trainings designed to increase your leadership and give you the skills to be an effective advocate.

For further information, please contact Katie Groke Ellis at kgroke@thewhitehouseproject.org or call 303-880-1374

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Denver Go Lead - Campaign Planning

Date/Time: 
08/17/2011

Sponsored by The White House Project

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
5:30-7:30 PM
Mile High United Way
2505 18th Street
Denver, CO 80211

Cost: Free

The Go Lead program is a series of monthly trainings designed to increase your leadership and give you the skills to be an effective advocate.

For further information, please contact Katie Groke Ellis at kgroke@thewhitehouseproject.org or call 303-880-1374

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

“False Start: A Missed Opportunity for Women and Girls in STEM in the Race to the Top Awards”

COCHRANVILLE, PA (3/29/11)

NAPE Report Indicates Missed Opportunity to Prepare Women and Girls for STEM Careers

URL: 
http://www.ncrw.org/content/false-start-missed-opportunity-women-and-girls-stem-race-top-awards
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