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

  • December 16, 2010

    New Jersey Institute of Technology: A new project funded by the National Science Foundation used social network mapping to expose collaborations between colleagues and how or whether this led to career advancement. Researchers concluded that women...


  • September 26, 2010

    Republic: A dual degree program between the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary's College has increased the  percentage of women in the College of Engineering from 22 percent to 30 percent.  In addition to more targeted recruitment, the...


  • October 21, 2009

    What happens when high-powered women decide they deserve an alternative to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos? The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society’s Global Meeting is launched. The Forum met in Deauville,...


  • August 17, 2009

    The dinners and conferences of the National Council for Research on Women are where veteran crusaders mix and mingle. Now they're hosting two initiatives to bring younger women into the fold.


  • ING Foundation and Girls Inc. Launch Innovative Investment Challenge for Girls Ages 12-18