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View Resource Engineering Education: How to Design a Gender-Inclusive Curriculum

This paper describes how engineering courses should be changed so they are more appealing to female students. There were major increases in female enrollment in engineering in the eighties but they have plateaued and in some cases declined in the nineties. The study suggests ways to improve courses includes pruning the content to avoid overload and treating the topics in a "total context which...

View Resource Spatial Ability Development in the Geosciences

This poster from Tammy K. Baldwin and Michelle Hall Wallace introduces an experiment which aimed "to evaluate change in students' spatial skills as a result of completing an earth science course." The study results show "an improvement in spatial skills for all groups after completing the science course." Results of the basic spatial relations test and a spatial orientation test are included...

View Resource Gender and Science Learning Early in High School: Subject Matter and Laboratory Experiences

This paper describes a study identifying factors related to gender differences in 10th grade science performance. An earlier study of 8th grade science performance found that gender differences were related to subject matter, student ability level, and frequency of hands-on lab opportunities. By 10th grade, male students performed significantly better on the physical science test and hands-on...

View Resource The Center for Women & Information Technology: Mentoring Tool Kit

This document from The Center for Women and Information Technology at the University of Maryland outlines the program's mentoring program. Content of the report includes steps to a successful mentoring program, mentor and protege roles and responsibilities and a draft of a mentoring agreement. These materials would be useful for colleges looking to set up a similar program to encourage student...

View Resource The Maui County High School Technology Survey

This paper describes the Women in Technology Project's intervention efforts targeting women in high school, postsecondary education, and the workforce. This includes a survey of all junior and senior students at the Maui County high schools. The paper examines the results of this study including gender differences in perception of math, science, and computer education and technology. Among...

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