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Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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Free online courses - Supporting females in STEM/STEAM via Canvas network

Free online courses - Supporting females in STEM/STEAM via Canvas network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!

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Flogging the dead horse of girly science

Flogging the dead horse of girly science | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Told to study chemistry, Michele Hanson almost blew up her school while daydreaming of kings and queens
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7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic

7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The statistics surrounding STEM education and jobs in the US are rather staggering to me. The latest that I’ve read indicate that US students are still trailing WAY behind other nations in Science and Math education (US ranks 47th in Math and Science education quality, and 78% of high school graduates don’t meet the standard levels for at least one entry level STEM class). To top it off, there’s a pretty strong gender divide in the STEM subjects: Many fewer girls are interested in even studying these subjects, and they don’t feel at all confident about their skills."


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News reports let us know that the number of students studying the STEM subjects needs to rise, and that there is a strong gender divide. What can we do as teachers? How about finding some great websites that look at STEM and are designed for girls. This post provides a look at 7 websites. They are:

* Black Girls Code (for ages 7 - 17)

* DigiGirlz (through Microsoft)
* Center for STEM Education for Girls(transformational opportunities for girls)

* Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering)

* The National Girls Collaborative Project (high school and college aged)

* National Center for Women and Information Technology (high school and college)

* Dot Diva (WGBH and for high school girls)

Each site is discussed in the post and links to each are available.

Shannon Collingwood's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:55 PM

This website gives advice on good organizations for girls interested in a career in a STEM field. 

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Girls & STEM

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Watching video from the Apollo space programme one can’t help but notice
how things have changed since those days in the early 1970s. Banks of small
round rectangular screens, dot matrix printers, a myriad of switches and
dials each with a specific task to perform and a design aesthetic that says
functionality in mild mannered green. Beside the technology are the men who
made the space programme possible. Men in shirts with narrow ties, sensible
hair styles and the obligatory cigar. What i

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Girls and Robotics

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Editor's Note: In this blog sponsored by Lego, author Mary Beth Hertz mentions her use of the Lego Mindstorm product.
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Yes we can!!

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3 Projects That Aim To Unleash Girls' Inner Geeks ~ readwrite

3 Projects That Aim To Unleash Girls' Inner Geeks ~ readwrite | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

by Stephanie Chan

 

"Long underrepresented in science and engineering, women are badly in need of a girl power-up. There simply aren't enough of them to fill voracious demand for technical jobs in the market today. By 2020, there will be 1.5 million too few U.S. college grads to fill the rising number of highly skilled jobs.

 

"Women could make up a good chunk of that shortfall, but only if more of them enter the pipeline. As of 2009, women earned just 31% of degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and women scientists and engineers only comprised 35% and 15% of the total, respectively.

 

"With people in short supply and technical skills in such high demand, it's a really good time to start thinking about how women could be changing the tech and science world as we know it. Here are several projects whose leaders have been doing just that."


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