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Encouraging Talented Girls in Math and Science: Effects of a Guidance Intervention

Resource Title: Encouraging Talented Girls in Math and Science: Effects of a Guidance Intervention
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses an intervention developed for talented at-risk young women that emphasized enhancing career identity and exploration, building science self-efficacy and self-esteem and reducing risky behaviors. Self-esteem, school self-efficacy, and future self-efficacy increased from pre-test to the 3- to 4-month follow-up. Girls significantly increased their seeking information about career and were likely to stay with nontraditional choices.
Author Last Name: Kerr
Author First Name: Barbara
Additional Author: Robinson Kurpius
: Sharon E.
Publication Date: 2004, Jun
Page Numbers: 85-102
Publication Title: High Ability Studies
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender-Based Differences in Language Learning Strategies of Science Students

Resource Title: Gender-Based Differences in Language Learning Strategies of Science Students
Description/Annotation: This study explores the influence of gender on language strategy use. A total of 115 science students were involved in this study. Survey method was used as data collection instrument. The results indicate that female students reported higher strategy use. More specifically, female learners showed greater use of the five major strategy categories (memory, compensation, cognitive, metacognitive and social strategy categories).
Author Last Name: Kayaoglu
Author First Name: M. Naci
Publication Date: 2012, Jun
Page Numbers: 12-24
Publication Title: Journal of Turkish Science Education
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Source: Academia.edu
Link Type: Full Text

Elementary School Students' Perceptions of the New Science and Technology Curriculum by Gender

Resource Title: Elementary School Students' Perceptions of the New Science and Technology Curriculum by Gender
Description/Annotation: The purpose of this study is to explore students’ perceptions of science and technology classes by gender in a Turkish elementary school context. Data for the study were collected through a 20-item, five-point Likert scale from a total of 1558 sixth-grade students at 20 different elementary schools in Turkey. Findings revealed that male students considered learning science and technology more necessary and important than female students did. They also found learning environment and teaching strategies more sufficient and effective than females did.
Author Last Name: Gomleksiz
Author First Name: Mehmet Nuri
Publication Date: 2012
Page Numbers: 116-126
Publication Title: Educational Technology & Society
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Source: IFETS
Link Type: Full Text

Attitude, Achievement, and Gender in a Middle School Science-Based Ludic Simulation for Learning

Resource Title: Attitude, Achievement, and Gender in a Middle School Science-Based Ludic Simulation for Learning
Description/Annotation: This study examined the learning experiences of 478 middle school science students using a problem-based ludic simulation over a 3-week period to learn space science. Findings from both quantitative and qualitative data revealed that use of the simulation supported student learning and that knowledge gains helped reduce gender-based achievement gaps between boys and girls in the subject matter. Student attitude was additionally linked to learning success while using the simulation. These findings suggest that student engagement and self-recognition of progress and learning are important design factors when developing problem-based learning experiences.
Author Last Name: Kimmons
Author First Name: R.
Additional Author: Liu
: M.
Additional Author: Kang
: J.
Additional Author: Santana
: L.
Publication Date: 2012
Page Numbers: 341-370
Publication Title: Journal of Educational Technology Systems
Volume: 40
Issue: 4
Source: University of Texas
Link Type: Full Text

Beyond the Classroom: Gender Differences in Science Experiences

Resource Title: Beyond the Classroom: Gender Differences in Science Experiences
Description/Annotation: This study examined young students' reported out-of-school science-related experiences. The sample consisted of 424 elementary school students between the ages of 9 and 13. The study revealed a significant difference between boys and girls on the number of reported total science experiences and physical science experiences. No difference was found for life science-related experiences. The results of the study suggest the presence of gender differences in overall science experiences with greater disparity in physical science-related experiences.
Author Last Name: Farenga
Author First Name: Stephen J.
Additional Author: Joyce
: Beverly A.
Publication Date: 1997, Jun
Page Numbers: 563
Publication Title: Education
Volume: 117
Issue: 4
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Widening the Net: National Estimates of Gender Disparities in Engineering

Resource Title: Widening the Net: National Estimates of Gender Disparities in Engineering
Description/Annotation: This paper explores the causes behind the severe underrepresentation of women in engineering. Based on national data on undergraduate engineering programs, this study presents cross-sectional estimates of male and female student retention. Contrary to widespread beliefs, the study found that overall and in most disciplines there is no differential attrition by gender. Instead, results suggest that gender disparities in engineering are largely driven by inadequate enrollment (not inadequate retention) of women. The paper concludes that outreach—within institutions of higher education, across institutions (into two-year colleges, middle and high schools), and into K-12 curricular reform—are needed to address what is, at its very core, a recruitment problem.
Author Last Name: De Cohen
Author First Name: Clemencia Costentino
Additional Author: Deterding
: Nicole
Publication Date: 2009, Jul
Page Numbers: 211-224
Publication Title: Journal of Engineering Education
Source: Urban Institute
Link Type: Full Text

Gender and Technology in the Liberal Arts: Aptitudes, Attitudes, and Skills Acquisition

Resource Title: Gender and Technology in the Liberal Arts: Aptitudes, Attitudes, and Skills Acquisition
Description/Annotation: In May 2003, the Technology Edge Research Project completed a major study of undergraduate liberal arts students and their attitudes concerning the technology skills that they have gained during university. This report builds upon the findings of the Technology Edge Research Project’s preliminary needs assessment;
Author Last Name: Butler
Author First Name: Terry
Additional Author: Ryan
: Peter
Additional Author: Chao
: Tracy
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology Education
Volume: 4
Source: JITE
Link Type: Full Text

Undergraduate Engineering - A Comparative Study of First Year Performance in Single Gender Campuses

Resource Title: Undergraduate Engineering - A Comparative Study of First Year Performance in Single Gender Campuses
Description/Annotation: The Jerusalem College of Technology is an institution for higher education in Israel, where the majority of the students study towards an undergraduate degree in Engineering. The studies are held on three different campuses, one campus for men and two for women. This paper describes the organization of the Foundation Year (i.e. the basic first year courses), and discusses the similarities and differences between the male and female populations, with respect to their learning skills and performances.
Author Last Name: Dana-Picard
Author First Name: Thierry
Additional Author: Kidron
: Ivy
Additional Author: Komar
: Meir
Additional Author: Steiner
: Joseph
Publication Date: 2005, Dec
Page Numbers: 469-476
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 30
Issue: 4
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender and Information Technology Management Education

Resource Title: Gender and Information Technology Management Education
Description/Annotation: This study examines a cohort of 309 students who entered the 4 year Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology in 2001. It provides a statistical analysis of the relationship between various measures of high school performance, including their final mark in each of English, algebra, finite math and calculus, the average of their ‘Best 6’ courses and their overall average. The study reveals that the average grade in their Best 6 courses is the strongest, although imperfect, predictor of final University CGPA. Despite the emphasis placed on mathematics by Universities and information technology scholars, final CGPA showed no significant correlation with calculus, algebra and finite mathematics.
Author Last Name: Cukier
Author First Name: Wendy
Additional Author: Cody
: Susan
Additional Author: O'Reilly
: Norman
Publication Date: 2005, Nov
Page Numbers: 65
Publication Title: International Journal of Learning
Volume: 12
Issue: 7
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

How Interest in Science Negatively Influences Perceptions of Women

Resource Title: How Interest in Science Negatively Influences Perceptions of Women
Description/Annotation: We examined whether women who pursue scientific training are viewed negatively by college students. Results indicated that both major and commitment level influenced perceptions of the speaker. Commitment to the major increased judgments of future career fulfillment, intellectual competence, school achievement, and assertiveness.
Author Last Name: Brownlow
Author First Name: Sheila
Additional Author: Smith
: Tonya J.
Additional Author: Ellia
: Belinda R.
Publication Date: 2002, Jun
Page Numbers: 135-144
Publication Title: Journal of Science Education and Technology
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract

Technology in Learning: Narrowing the Gender Gap?

Resource Title: Technology in Learning: Narrowing the Gender Gap?
Description/Annotation: This article reports the findings of the study that analyzed students’ gender differences in learning using computers in Botswana junior secondary schools in the year 2006. Variables considered were usefulness and enjoyment of using computers in learning, anxiety in learning when using computers and interaction among students of both sexes. The findings of the study indicated that while gender differences existed in anxiety and usefulness variables, some positive aspects in learning were visible when computers were used. At the end, suggestions on the way forward are outlined.
Author Last Name: Kaino
Author First Name: Luckson Muganyizi
Publication Date: 2008
Page Numbers: 263-268
Publication Title: Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Source: EJMSTE
Link Type: Full Text

Gender Differences in Elements of the Undergraduate Experience that Influence Satisfaction with the Engineering Major and the Intent to Pursue Engineering as a Career

Resource Title: Gender Differences in Elements of the Undergraduate Experience that Influence Satisfaction with the Engineering Major and the Intent to Pursue Engineering as a Career
Description/Annotation: This study identified gender differences on indicators of the undergraduate experience including faculty-related and student-related variables, as well as measures of satisfaction with the institutional environment that are related to satisfaction with the engineering major and intent to pursue a career in engineering ten years from now. The mixed methods approach used for this investigation involved nine institutions with engineering undergraduate degree programs.
Author Last Name: Amelink
Author First Name: Catherine T.
Additional Author: Creamer
: Elizabeth G.
Publication Date: 2010, Jan
Page Numbers: 81-92
Publication Title: Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 99
Issue: 1
Source: Wiley
Link Type: A

Programs and Practices Making a Difference: A Cross-Case Analysis Identifying Programs and Factors that Influence Recruitment and Retention of Women Engineering Students

Resource Title: Programs and Practices Making a Difference: A Cross-Case Analysis Identifying Programs and Factors that Influence Recruitment and Retention of Women Engineering Students
Description/Annotation: A cross-case analysis of six engineering schools based on rich qualitative data from faculty, student, and administrator interviews, as well as observations and documents, provides a unique opportunity to identify trends and unique practices used to address the recruitment and retention of women engineering students. This paper focuses specifically on how these institutions implement K-12 outreach, admissions, summer/bridge, and first and second-year support programs.
Author Last Name: Trautvetter
Author First Name: Lois Calian
Additional Author: Marra
: Rose M.
Additional Author: Lattuca
: Lisa R.
Additional Author: Piacentini
: Katie L.
Additional Author: Knight
: David B.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

InTEL: Interactive Toolkit for Engineering Learning Contextualizing Statics Problems to Expand and Retain Women and URM Engineers

Resource Title: InTEL: Interactive Toolkit for Engineering Learning Contextualizing Statics Problems to Expand and Retain Women and URM Engineers
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the InTEL Project, which aims to improve Statics learning generally and to increase representation of women and Under-Represented Minorities (URMs) in Engineering by creating interactive problems drawn from real world contexts that demonstrate the usefulness of engineering.
Author Last Name: Murray
Author First Name: Janet H.
Additional Author: Valle
: Christine
Additional Author: Rosser
: Sue
Additional Author: Newstetter
: Wendy C.
Additional Author: Jacobs
: Laurence J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Developing Leadership Capacity in Working Adult Women Technical Graduate Stuents Research Interview Results with Alumni

Resource Title: Developing Leadership Capacity in Working Adult Women Technical Graduate Stuents Research Interview Results with Alumni
Description/Annotation: This paper looks at the issues that limit engineering women's opportunities for faster advancement, and shares information about a course in developing leadership capacity in women engineers, documenting progress based on interviews with alumni. Significant strides are being seen in the women that understand and practice effective leadership, and organizations that can create a supportive climate for their practice.
Author Last Name: Millam
Author First Name: Elaine R.
Additional Author: Bennett
: Ronald J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program at the University of Southern California: Achievements and Challenges of the First Five Years

Resource Title: The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program at the University of Southern California: Achievements and Challenges of the First Five Years
Description/Annotation: This paper discusses the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program at the University of Southern California to address the under-representation of women in science and engineering. This paper describes the programs developed and administered by WiSE, the perceived successes to date, the challenges that remain, and the future directions of the program to ensure continued progress toward gender equity in science and engineering at USC.
Author Last Name: Hawkes
Author First Name: Nicole
Additional Author: Morrison
: Jean
Additional Author: Raghavendra
: Caugligi
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Racially Diverse Women's and Men's Adjustment to STEM Majors: Implications for Recruitment and Retention

Resource Title: Racially Diverse Women's and Men's Adjustment to STEM Majors: Implications for Recruitment and Retention
Description/Annotation: This study of 245 racially diverse engineering students extends prior social cognitive career theory research by examining social-contextual and personal factors that promote successful adjustment. Participants reported experiencing several types of academic, social, and financial hurdles during their first semester. They also described factors that facilitated their academic progress and additional elements that, if available, could have further assisted their adjustment. Implications for research, recruitment, and retention will be discussed.
Author Last Name: Miller
Author First Name: Matthew J.
Additional Author: Lent
: Robert
Additional Author: Smith
: Paige E.
Additional Author: Watford
: Bevlee A.
Additional Author: Wilkins
: Gregory M.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Advancing Women in Engineering by Empowering Student Leaders to Promote the Recruitment and Retention of Females in Engineering

Resource Title: Advancing Women in Engineering by Empowering Student Leaders to Promote the Recruitment and Retention of Females in Engineering
Description/Annotation: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s College of Engineering created a model for empowering women to excel by establishing the Society of Women Engineers student section as the implementing organization for women in engineering recruitment and retention activities. Through the years, Cal Poly SWE has planned, implemented and improved their officer structure, programming and member recruitment activities in promotion of their mission. The best practices gleaned from the experiences of this flourishing section are discussed in this paper.
Author Last Name: Finger
Author First Name: Helene
Additional Author: Van Houten
: Tracy
Additional Author: Curry
: Barbara
Additional Author: Harris
: Jennifer
Additional Author: Francisco
: Malia
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Development of a study abroad experience in Africa as a recruitment and retention tool for women in engineering

Resource Title: Development of a study abroad experience in Africa as a recruitment and retention tool for women in engineering
Description/Annotation: This paper describes efforts to recruit, retain, and attract additional female students to engineering through the on-going development of an independent engineering study abroad program in Africa that integrates engineering and social justice projects.
Author Last Name: London
Author First Name: M.R.
Additional Author: Cadwell
: J.R.
Additional Author: Maxwell
: J.A.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

Summer Technology and Engineering Program: An Outreach Program Benefitting Women Engineering Students From Middle School Through Graduate School

Resource Title: Summer Technology and Engineering Program: An Outreach Program Benefitting Women Engineering Students From Middle School Through Graduate School
Description/Annotation: This presentation describes the Summer Technology and Engineering Program (STEP) hosted by the Society of Women Engineers student chapter at Northwestern University. STEP invites girls in 7th and 8th grade to explore engineering disciplines and envision themselves as future engineers. The participants work closely with undergraduate and graduate student mentors from engineering to do hands-on activities from across multiple engineering disciplines. This paper discusses results of post-program surveys of middle school, undergraduate, and graduate students to show the impacts of the program on these various groups, and to provide a model for similar programs.
Author Last Name: Ciston
Author First Name: Shannon
Additional Author: Worsdall
: Ellen
Additional Author: Swenson
: Jessica
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Source: ASEE
Link Type: Full Text

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