"Research, publication, and outreach about gender issues has been central to my work for many years. Partnering with the WSKC allows me to share my research findings in a focused and visible way with the STEM community."
A Database for Tracking Trends in Gender and STEM Publications; Supported by: GSE 0832913
Dr. Elizabeth G. Creamer, PI, Virginia Tech
There is now a sizable body of knowledge about factors related to women's recruitment and success in STEM fields. This project sought to contribute to the infrastructure or knowledge capital in the field by providing access to a set of visualizations that synthesize trends in this body of literature over time. These create the opportunity to promote scholarship and enhance practice in under-studied areas.
GOALS OF THE PROJECT
- Trace changes over time in the topics and methods used to conduct research about gender and STEM.
- Demonstrate the impact of funding on the generation of knowledge by tracking the percentage of publications reporting funding support over time.
- Promote cross-disciplinary dialogue about programs and research designed to promote women's interest and success in STEM fields.
- Identify under-studied topics, methods, and groups.
- Partner with the WEPAN Knowledge Center to provide access to a large database of over 900 articles about gender and STEM.
TTGSP - My Motivation for Undertaking this Project
- To promote cross-disciplinary research and evidence-base practice by providing a sortable database of gender and STEM publications (1995-2012) available through the WEPAN Knowledge Center.
- To create ways to demonstrate the impact of the GSE program.
- To provide downloadable graphics that capture major trends in the literature.