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Project Increasing Interest in STEM for Underrepresented Females Using Historical Vignettes
by Gutierrez, Carina, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 67; 10784130
Abstract (Summary)

Women are underrepresented in the STEM workforce. Trends are starting to change as more and more women are starting to choose majors that are related to STEM. However, the numbers decline sharply in engineering, physical sciences and computer sciences. This project was created as a resource to be used in schools to encourage the increase of women studying, and eventually working, in STEM fields. Research has shown that many women who choose STEM majors and careers were heavily influenced by informal STEM enrichment opportunities outside of the school day and female role models in STEM. This project is an NGSS aligned lesson that incorporates a historical vignette highlighting the work of a female scientist. The vignette can be used in a lesson or as a pull out in a different class or program.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gomez-Zwiep, Susan
Commitee: Henriques, Laura, Martin-Hansen, Lisa
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Science Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mathematics education, Science education
Keywords: 5E model, Females, Gender equity, Historical vignette, NGSS, STEM
Publication Number: 10784130
ISBN: 978-0-438-20898-8
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