Serving Up Science and Engineering (to girls especially): a quick briefing
A guide for people who find themselves involved with education outreach programs to recruit girls and minorities to science and engineering, or want to know about them.
It offers a quick digest on... More > a range of topics from activities to use with kids, to who's doing what in this area and why. Designed like a 10-minute cookbook. Pick up things that appeal to you.
Hand out this book at your diversity or outreach workshop. It is meant for leaders who want to explore the issue, helping them nagivate the field.< Less
Memo to the Educate to Innovate Campaign
A MEMO to the Educate to Innovate Campaign (Obama, 2009), that recommends top five strategies to increase the number of girls and women in science and engineering education. Made by a group of 20... More > lead organizations with brainstorming response from 350 experts in the national community of practice.
The “July 19th Collaboration” offers a list of 39 focused strategies, each of which can be tied to root causes based on research, and pilot programs with results. Together they comprise a systemic effort to change and correct for historical biases and exclusion.
Lead contact is National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) http://www.ncwge.org. See also http://stemcollaboration.org .< Less
A compilation of papers that summarize research on selected topics, meant to give the reader a briefing with authoritative references. All were written by researchers for a general reader, and... More > reviewed by peers for content, accuracy and balance.
They were commissioned by The Assessing Women and Men in Engineering Project, The Society of Women Engineers, and The Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education of the National Academy of Engineering. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
Individual papers may be downloaded free (after registration) from http://www.engr.psu.edu/AWE/ARPresources.aspx
There are two related books: “Olio” collects overviews of research around 10 pages each. “Olio Digest” collects information sheets which are two-page versions on the same topics.< Less
Basics About Disabilities and Science and Engineering Education
An introduction to disability issues, history, laws, and research for educators who have little or no experience with students or colleagues with disabilities. There is a short overview in the form... More > of a presentation script. A section looks at the need for inclusion and recruitment of students with disabilities to science and engineering fields, and gives examples of resources for faculty to improve instruction. The Short Reader and Syllabus is a digest covering topics often included in full Disability Studies readers written by experts. An annotated bibliography is provided for those who want further depth. It draws from syllabi used for undergraduates. 220 pages. Kindle book on amazon.com< Less