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Uncovering Truffles: The Scarcity and Value of Women in STEM

Resource Title: Uncovering Truffles: The Scarcity and Value of Women in STEM
Description/Annotation: Have you ever glanced around to realize you’re the only woman in the room? Does a small voice in your head whisper you don’t belong? Do you fear for your daughter in math and science? The research says female students and professionals in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - are angry, frustrated and discouraged. No one knows these swirling emotions better than engineering psychologist Dr. Melanie Polkosky, who worked for over a decade in the STEM field where women are most underrepresented. In Uncovering Truffles, Polkosky examines the underlying reasons girls shy away from math and science and over half of female professionals leave their careers before the age of 40. Following a review of cutting-edge cognitive-neuroscience research and mythological perspectives on femininity, Polkosky offers twenty practical lessons to uncover the priceless value of women who integrate their masculine and feminine aspects, along with a hopeful vision for the future of inclusive work. Uncovering Truffles combines searing memoir with tools and inspiration that encourage women to design engaging and meaningful careers, increase gender diversity and establish supportive, healthy workplaces. Written with wisdom and startling honesty, Polkosky offers a clarion call to action for any forward-thinking individual who believes STEM, and business in general, can be a mechanism for serving humanity’s greater good.
Contact Name: Melanie Polkosky
Contact E-mail: melanie@melaniepolkosky.com

The malleability of spatial skills: A meta-analysis of training studies

Resource Title: The malleability of spatial skills: A meta-analysis of training studies
Description/Annotation: Meta-analysis of 217 research studies on spatial skills interventions. Findings confirm that spatial skills are malleable and transferable to other fields.
Author Last Name: Uttal
Author First Name: David H.
Additional Author: Meadow
: Nathaniel G.
Additional Author: Tipton
: Elizabeth
Additional Author: Hand
: Linda L.
Additional Author: et al.
Publisher: Psychological Bulletin
Publication Date: 2013 Mar
Page Numbers: 352-402
Publication Title: Psychological Bulletin
Volume: 139
Issue: 2
Source: Psychological Bulletin
Link Type: LInk to abstract

PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF STEM INNOVATORS: Identifying and Developing our Nation’s Human Capital

Resource Title: PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF STEM INNOVATORS: Identifying and Developing our Nation’s Human Capital
Description/Annotation: National Science Board report with recommendations for policy and research agendas to advance the next generation of STEM innovators. Major topics include formal and informal interventions to develop student abilities, develop and implement talent assessments to recognize potential, and fostering a supportive cultural ecosystem to encourage student success.
Author Last Name: NSB
Publisher: National Science Foundation
Publisher Location: Arlington, VA
Publication Date: 2010 May 5
Issue: NSB-10-33
Source: NSF/NSB
Link Type: Link to full text

Why Do Women Leave the Engineering Workforce?

Resource Title: Why Do Women Leave the Engineering Workforce?
Description/Annotation: Third report in SWE series discussing national survey about engineering reporting reasons women leave engineering compared to those given by men.
Author Last Name: Frehill
Author First Name: Lisa M.
Publisher: Society of Women Engineers
Publication Date: 2008 Winter
Page Numbers: 24-26
Publication Title: SWE Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers
Issue: Winter
Source: SWE
Link Type: Link to full text

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Resource Title: How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
Description/Annotation: Authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.
Author Last Name: Ambrose
Author First Name: Susan A.
Additional Author: Bridges
: Michael W.
Additional Author: DiPietro
: Michele
Additional Author: Lovett
: Marsha C.
Additional Author: Norman
: Marie K
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2010 Apr 16
Link Type: Available for purchase

Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Resource Title: Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Description/Annotation: 2012 Report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) providing a strategy for improving STEM education during the first two years of college.
Author Last Name: PCAST
Publisher: White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Publisher Location: Washington, D.C.
Publication Date: 2010 Feb
Link Type: Link to full text

Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Resource Title: Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering
Description/Annotation: Synthesis study of DBER across physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, the geosciences, and astronomy on undergraduate teaching and learning.
Author Last Name: Singer
Author First Name: Susan R.
Additional Author: Nielsen
: Natalie R.
Additional Author: Schweingruber
: Heidi A.
Publisher: The National Academies Press
Publisher Location: Washington, D.C.
Publication Date: 2012
Source: NAE
Link Type: Link to full text

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (MOOC)

Resource Title: Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (MOOC)
Description/Annotation: Offered through Coursera, this open online course taught by leadership expert Dr. Richard Boyatzis from Case Western Reserve University delves into "Resonant Leadership", the title of his book with co-author Annie McKee. The course focuses on how you "nurture and inspire change in yourself and others" through techniques including improved emotional intelligence, compassionate coaching, personal and shared team visions.
Resources:

Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion

Site Access Details: This site is publicly accessible; the course is free as of Feb 2015.
Partners and Funding: Richard Boyatzis is an instructor at Case Western Reserve University.
Last Update Date: 2015 Feb 16

Makers: Women in Tech

Resource Title: Makers: Women in Tech
Description/Annotation: MAKERS is a digital and video storytelling platform that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Through original interviews, MAKERS brings together well-known with the trailblazers.
More: MAKERS.com launched in 2012 with the stories of 100 groundbreaking women. In 2013, MAKERS premiered the documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Made America, telling the story of the modern American women's movement for the first time on television. The film aired on PBS to 4.3 million viewers and trended #1 on Twitter worldwide when it premiered.
Site Access Details: This site is publicly accessible.
Partners and Funding: Verizon as well as many philanthropic foundations and individuals.
Contact E-mail: press@MAKERS.com
Last Update Date: 2015 Feb 16

What Careers Paths do Professional Women in Science, Tech & Engineering (STEM) Take?

Resource Title: What Careers Paths do Professional Women in Science, Tech & Engineering (STEM) Take?
Description/Annotation: Video channel of interviews designed for Women in Leadership, Women in STEM, Women Entrepreneurs, Emerging Women and Young Girls in Science, Technology Engineering and Math.
Site Access Details: This site is publicly accessible.
Partners and Funding: This video channel is managed by www.purposefulwomen.com.
Contact Name: JJ DiGeronimo
Contact E-mail: contact@purposefulwoman.com
Last Update Date: 2015 Feb 16

Leadership Lab for Women in STEM

Resource Title: Leadership Lab for Women in STEM
Description/Annotation: Leadership professional development series draws from more than a decade of research on what works to keep women engaged in STEM professions, and world-class practice in talent development.
More: Session 1: Women in STEM: Bias, Barriers, and Opportunities
Session 2: High-impact Leadership for Women in STEM
Session 3: Skills and Strategies for Leading the Way Forward in STEM
Site Access Details: This site is publicly accessible; the program is a fee-based program.
Partners and Funding: Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Contact E-mail: customprograms@case.edu
Last Update Date: 2015 Feb 16

International Women's Air & Space Museum

Resource Title: International Women's Air & Space Museum
Description/Annotation: The mission of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future.
More: The International Women's Air & Space Museum, Inc. (IWASM) began as a committee of Ninety-Nines who started saving memorabilia and history of women pilots. The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women pilots formed in 1929. There were 99 charter members and Amelia Earhart was the first president. In 1986 the museum opened in Centerville, Ohio. IWASM was welcomed by the City of Cleveland, Ohio in 1998.
Resources:
  • Collections - The museum's collection includes artifacts, photographs, articles, textiles, art work and paper items relating to the history of women in aviation and space. Finding aids for some of the collections are available online.
  • Research - The Fay Gillis Wells Research Center is an excellent resource if you are conducting research on women in air & space.
Site Access Details: This site is publicly accessible.
Last Update Date: 2015 Feb 16

Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering

Resource Title: Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering
Description/Annotation: Project on Women Engineers' Retention (POWER) surveyed over 3700 women with undergraduate engineering degrees from over 200 universities on factors related to their career choices related to entering and staying in the engineering workforce. Findings indicate perceptions of workplace climate prior to entering the workforce and actual experiences while in the workforce were significant factors in womens' career choices.
Author Last Name: Fouad
Author First Name: Nadya A.
Additional Author: Singh
: Romila
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Publisher Location: WI
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 64
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Link Type: Full text

The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering, and Technology

Resource Title: The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering, and Technology
Description/Annotation: This 108 page Harvard Business Review report studied the career trajectories of women in science, engineering, and technology careers in order to identify why half of these women drop out of their careers at some point. Five "antigens" of corporate culture were described and their effects on women in the workplace, including isolation, hostile macho culture, extreme pressure, and barriers created by family pressures. Initiatives from a variety of companies are outlined as examples of intervention programs to support women before these barriers cause them to leave their career. For women in the workforce and industry leadership.
Author Last Name: Hewlett
Author First Name: Sylvia A.
Additional Author: Luce
: Carolyn B.
Additional Author: Servon
: Lisa J.
Additional Author: Sherbin
: Laura
Additional Author: Shiller et al
: Peggy
Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publisher Location: Boston, MA
Publication Date: 2008, May
Page Numbers: 1-108
Source: Harvard Business Review
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness

Resource Title: Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness
Description/Annotation: Hands-on guide to developing emotional intelligence, renewing and sustaining yourself and your relationships, and taking your leadership to a new level. This book is ideal for anyone seeking personal and professional development and for consultants, coaches, teachers, and faculty to use with their clients or students.
Author Last Name: McKee
Author First Name: Annie
Additional Author: Boyatzis
: Richard
Additional Author: Johnston
: Frances
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publisher Location: Boston, MA
Publication Date: 2008
Link Type: Available for purchase

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

Resource Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Description/Annotation: Designed as a unique and much-needed resource for educators, managers, and policymakers, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs for classroom teachers, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of under-represented groups in science and engineering. Discipline-specific issues related to women and minorities are consolidated to address the entire educational environment from K through post-graduate and on to continuing education.
More: Designed as a unique and much-needed resource for educators, managers, and policymakers, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs for classroom teachers, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of under-represented groups in science and engineering. Discipline-specific issues related to women and minorities are consolidated to address the entire educational environment from K through post-graduate and on to continuing education.
Site Access Details: Abstract; Journal and Articles Available for Sale

Females in Technology Education: The Obligation of a Democratic Society

Resource Title: Females in Technology Education: The Obligation of a Democratic Society
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the huge disparity between males and females in technology education.
Author Last Name: Gloeckner
Author First Name: Gene W.
Additional Author: Knowlton
: Lynette K.
Publication Date: 1995, Dec
Page Numbers: 47-49
Publication Title: Technology Teacher
Volume: 55
Issue: 4
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering: A Life Sequence Analysis

Resource Title: Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering: A Life Sequence Analysis
Description/Annotation: Reviews literature and discusses results of two national surveys to identify factors influencing participation of women and minorities in science and engineering.
Author Last Name: Leslie
Author First Name: Larry L.
Additional Author: McClure
: Gregory T.
Additional Author: Daxaca
: Ronald L.
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press
Publisher Location: Columbus, Ohio
Publication Date: 1998
Page Numbers: 239-276
Publication Title: Journal of Higher Education
Volume: 69
Issue: 3
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract

Introduction: Women, Science Education, and Feminist Theory

Resource Title: Introduction: Women, Science Education, and Feminist Theory
Description/Annotation: This issue of "Science & Education" addresses a most important question for science education, namely: are women different? The issues addresses the concern to improve science via changes in science education and this concern depends first on the demonstrated conclusions that women have a distinct standpoint on nature, that women are marginalized, and that women learn best about nature in a distinctive and gendered way.
Author Last Name: Pinnick
Author First Name: Cassandra L.
Publication Date: 2008, Nov
Page Numbers: 1053-1054
Publication Title: Science & Education
Volume: 17
Issue: 10
Source: SpringerLink
Link Type: Abstract, Full Text Available for Sale

Exploration of Differences in Male and Female Students Over a Four Year Period: Does the Data Indicate Support for the Gender Similarity Hypothesis?

Resource Title: Exploration of Differences in Male and Female Students Over a Four Year Period: Does the Data Indicate Support for the Gender Similarity Hypothesis?
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses differences in male and female engineering enrollment over a four year period. A number of reasons are suggested, including a lack of female faculty in engineering programs, lack of popular media attention towards engineering (as opposed to law and medicine) and a general lack of understanding among students and teachers of engineering during the high school years.
Author Last Name: Reid
Author First Name: Kenneth
Additional Author: Imbrie
: P.K.
Publication Date: 2009
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

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