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Last updated January 19, 2009

These are lists of recommendations. I keep talking to people who say “I am going to do X” and I think “do you know about Y and Z?” The librarian in me woke up.

People who work on the issue of women in science come at it from many perspectives. Information is spread all over. There are a bunch of websites devoted to the cause. There are bibliographies and databases that are done and forgotten. It takes some vigilance to track it all. When you use Google you have to decide, from a thousand hits: “Is it any good?” / “Is it worth my while?” I am going to chunk some things into short lists. One of my lists is of course a list of good libraries if you want to get deeper. There is much, much more out there. (This is about 10 pages printed.)

“S&E” stands for “science, engineering, mathematics and technology.” Send me an email if you have opinions and suggestions - ruta@momox.org.

For anyone:

Self study guide – reading for newbies

Biographies of women in science and engineering (Role models)

Video’s and CD’s designed to inspire girls

Guides for parents and afterschool leaders

For educators and researchers:

Training and Consulting Services, Technical Assistance Projects

Best practices resources – K-12

University-level transformation/change

International activity

National policy reports

Research on discrimination and women in S&E

Statistics on diversity in S&E

Title IX and S&E education

For girls and boys:

 

SELF STUDY GUIDE – READING FOR NEWBIES

EASY GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Sally Ride Science (2006). Science Can Take Her Places! Encouraging your daughter’s interests in science, math, and technology. Want the highlights from research in a catchy tone? A guide for parents, grades 4-7, based on research. About 18 pages, brochure-like layout, easy summary of issues and what to do. Available in Spanish. http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_parents

BRIEFINGS ON BASICS OF BIAS

Valian, Virginia (2001). Tutorials for Change: Gender Schemas and Science Careers. Get some friends and bag lunches, and tune in. Four half-hour online tutorials from a leading expert in cognitive psychology and gender issues. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/gendertutorial/tutorials.htm

A QUICK READ

Sevo, Ruta & Chubin, Daryl (2008). Bias Literacy: A review of concepts in research on discrimination. Take this on the bus or plane. Get the lay of the land. Twenty-three pages summarizing laws, research, national and international measures of status, key organizations. Pulls highlights from the book Beyond Bias and Barriers (see below). http://www.momox.org/biasliteracy.html

SHORT OVERVIEWS OF RESEARCH

Society of Women Engineers, AWE Project, and NAE’s CASEE. Applying Research to Practice Resources. Wish you knew a little about “stereotype threat?” Overviews of research literature by major topic. They are short (2-6 pages) and cover big areas (about 14) such as family influence on engineering students, gender differences in math performance, visual spatial skills. You must register (free). http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/secured/director/assessment/overviews.aspx

RADIO SERIES

WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Sounds of Progress I - features eight documentary-style stories that take an audio road trip to colleges and universities to examine the latest research and practices. Available to listen as streaming audio, download a podcast, or request a free CD set. http://www.womeninscience.org

ONE PAGE: SUPPORTS AND BARRIERS

Arizona State University Virtual Counseling Center (2008). Get smart in one page. One page of all the things that help girls and women enter science and engineering, and the barriers to their interest. Based on research. Citations are not given but it is still under development. http://vcc.asu.edu/taxonomy_v1/index.shtml

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LIBRARIES, KNOWLEDGE CENTERS, BIBLIOGRAPHY

KNOWLEDGE CENTER, ENGINEERING

Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN). Knowledge Center. Pending implementation. It will consolidate a wide range of information and support a community of interest. Watch http://www.wepan.org/

READY-TO-USE SURVEYS AND LITERATURE REVIEW

Assessing Women in Engineering (AWE). Ready-to-use surveys and information about assessment in this field. Plus easy summaries of research on at least 14 topics. Each summary has an expert-selected list of references which comprise a bibliography. If you are a beginning researcher in one of the topics, check your work here. In addition, there are annotated bibliographies on special topics. You must register (free). http://aweonline.org

SCIENCE FOR GIRLS

Sally Ride Science. Materials, events, and camps for girls. http://www.sallyridescience.com/home

POLICY, ADVOCACY

Society of Women Engineers. Information about programs, advocacy, issues. http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/

LIBRARY

NASA Headquarters Library. Women in Science and Technology bibliography. http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/hqlibrary/pathfinders/women.htm

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BIBLIOGRAPHIES

FairerScience. Lists of long bibliographies, some annotated. http://www.fairerscience.org/Women-Sci.html

GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY

Sanders, Jo (2005). Bibliography on Gender and Technology in Education. 700 entries, with keywords which you can search in the PDF, and annotations. A gem covering this topic. http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/itgenderbib/

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BIOGRAPHIES OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (ROLE MODELS)

BOOK SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS

National Academy of Sciences. Women’s Adventures in Science Series. Biographies written about ten contemporary working scientists. http://www.iwaswondering.org/about.html#science

MATHEMATICIANS

Agnes Scott College. Biographies of Women Mathematicians. http://www.agnesscott.edu/Lriddle/women/women.htm

MADAME CURIE

American Institute of Physics. Madame Curie and the Science of Radioactivity. An illustrated narrative of her life. http://www.aip.org/history/curie/

WOMEN AT MIT

Association of MIT Alumnae. Celebrating 125 Years of Women at MIT 1873-1998. Stories of pioneers with lots of photos, and a bibliography. Ties stories to trends in women’s rights in 20th Century. http://www.mit-amita.org/esr/swallow.html

ENGINEERS

National Academy of Engineering. Engineer Girl. Online profiles of women engineers. Nice Q&A about why they picked engineering, what they like, their families, etc. http://www.engineergirl.org/CMS/WomenEngineers.aspx Also, Engineers Without Borders, which grabs interest. http://www.engineergirl.org/CMS/WhyBeAnEngineer/9483.aspx

MORE ENGINEERS

NASA. Women of NASA. Profiles of women engineers in all kinds of positions at the national agency. Personal bios written by the women. http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/WON.html

ASTRONOMERS

Questions and Answers About Women in Astronomy. A slightly raw text but rich in information from women in astronomy about their careers. From University of Maryland. http://www.astro.umd.edu/~miller/teaching/questions/women.html

CHEMISTS

Rayner-Canham, Marelene and Geoffrey (1998). Women in Chemistry: Their changing roles from alchemical times to mid-twentieth century. About 50 biographies and overviews of eras. Available for download and as a used book on Amazon.

SCIENTISTS

Veglahn, Nancy (1991). Women Scientists. Written for young people, profiles 11 people, including Rachel Carson, Margaret Mead, Barbara McClintock, and Mildred Dresselhaus. Out of print but used copies are available.

MORE SCIENTISTS

O'Hern, Elizabeth Moot (1985). Profiles of Pioneer Women Scientists. Profiles 20 women since late 1900's. An early book: "Now, for the first time, leading women... receive their due." Out of print but used copies available.

RADIO STORIES

WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Audio Portraits of Women in STEM: Her-Story, Then and Now. Also, Sounds of Progress II features inspirational women throughout history, 26 2-minute stories. Professional radio series available to listen as streaming audio, download a podcast, or request a free CD set. Contemporary and historical profiles, some feature-length. http://www.womeninscience.org

SERIOUS BIOS

Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No universal constants. By Susan Ambrose, Kristin Dunkle, Barbara Lazarus, India Nair, and Deborah Harkus. Temple University Press. 88 personal stories of contemporary women scientists and engineers, with photos. Whole range of careers represented. Not written for children, but a great source of bios. Big book.

NOVEL FEATURING ASTROPHYSICIST

Lesert, Maryann (2009). Base ten, a novel. The Feminist Press. Part of a special project featuring stories of women in science. Available commercially.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SCIENCE CAREERS

Gornick, Vivian (2009). Women in Science: Then and Now. Updated and reissued 1983 book subtitled:100 journeys into the territory. The Feminist Press. This is not for children – it is the truth about a career in science. So true that the names are withheld. It tells the highs and the lows, the discoveries, the politics, the fun, the trade-offs, the ugly incidents. The best “real world” orientation I know, although it is only current to the 1980’s. Available commercially.

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VIDEO’S AND CD’S DESIGNED TO INSPIRE GIRLS

GIRLS DOING SCIENCE

Twin Cities Public Television. DragonFly TV video segments. Very engaging stories of girls exploring science, taking into account the research on what girls like and need. Segments can be played online. Activity guides are available http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/podcasts/index.html

THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Gender Chip Project. One-hour documentary. About the experience of women in undergraduate S&E. Has classroom curricula and workshop toolkits. http://genderchip.org/documentary

GEO-WOMAN

University of Utah. Women Who Walk Through Time. A 30-minute video about women working in earth sciences. Colorful Southwest settings. Targets ages 12-18, with career orientation. May be downloaded. http://www.earth.utah.edu/women

A PEPPY COMMERCIAL

University of Maryland-Baltimore County (2004). You Can Be Anything! A music video to encourage girls and women to embrace technology. A short piece designed by girls, aimed at middle school. Can be used to prepare an audience. http://www.umbc.edu/be-anything

NON-TRADITIONAL CAREERS

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS). Career Options for Women: Emerging Technologies - 35-DVD Series. The 24-minute DVDs are sold individually or as a set. For example, women in construction, mining, forestry, adventure tourism, textiles, aviation. Also, WonderWise: Women in Science Kits that show real women scientists working in, for example, urban ecology, space geology, genetic counseling, and even African plant exploration. Get an angel to buy them for your library or your project. http://www.womentechstore.com/careervids.html

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GUIDES FOR PARENTS AND AFTERSCHOOL LEADERS

GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Sally Ride Science (2006). Science Can Take Her Places! Encouraging your daughter’s interests in science, math, and technology. A guide for parents, grades 4-7. About 18 pages, brochure-like layout, very readable summary of issues and what to do. Available in Spanish. http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_parents

STARTING A CLUB

Chabot Space and Science Center ( 2001). Girls First: a Guide to Starting Science Clubs for Girls. A nice guide by Linda Kekelis and Etta Heber. http://www.chabotspace.org/visit/programs/download/Girls_FIRST.pdf

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS

Chabot Space and Science Center, Techbridge Project. Role Models Toolkit and Get Involved. Make A Difference. A Guide for Classroom Visits and Field Trips for K-12 Students. Helps companies host effective classroom visits and worksite field trips. Explains how to talk to students and connect. http://www.techbridgegirls.org/role_models.asp

HOW TO TALK ABOUT TECHNICAL CAREERS

National Academy of Engineering (2008). Changing the Conversation: Messages for improving public understanding of engineering. How to talk about engineering in a way that makes it attractive to children. Based on extensive market study. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12187

COUNSELING FOR CAREERS

Arizona State University Virtual Counseling Center (2008). Free career interest tests. Have your high school or college student take these to see how their interests match to majors and careers. http://vcc.asu.edu

CAREERS IN ENGINEERING

Engineer Your Life. Career information aimed at high school girls. For parents and counselors, girls, and engineers. http://engineeryourlife.org/

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AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES, MATERIALS AND KITS

SCIENCE FOR KIDS

Franklin Institute Science Center. National Science Partnership for Girl Scouts and Science Museums. Hands-on Science Kits. Includes a guidebook for five to seven weeks of science activities for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts. http://www.fi.edu/tfi/programs/nsp.html

SCIENCE FOR KIDS

Sally Ride Science. Classroom Sets. To teach standards-based science, build vocabulary and nonfiction literacy skills, and engage all students through clear, lively text, real-world examples and thought-provoking activities. http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_educators/classroom_sets

MUSEUM LINKS

Missing Human Potential. Links to museum and other websites for informal learning. http://www.missingpotential.org/Activities.htm

MUSEUM LINKS

Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE). A big digital library integrating offerings from a group of science museums. Collecting the best educational materials, learning activities, tools, and services. SMILE spotlights hands-on and interactive activities, both physical and virtual. http://www.HowToSmile.org/

GIRLS AND TECHNOLOGY

American Association of University Women Education Foundation (2000). Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age. Book, video and resource guide. Informative and inspirational resource guide that provides discussion topics. http://www.aauw.org/research/tech_savvy.cfm

VIDEOS+GUIDE COMBO

Twin Cities Public Television. DragonFly TV science activities and museum programming. Integrated activities, videos and guides, and programs. By Richard Hudson and his staff. http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/sci_surprise/index.html

ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

Engineering Education Center. Teaching engineering at middle school level, and engineering careers. Various books and materials, especially guides to particular careers. By Celeste Baine. http://www.engineeringedu.com/

LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY TRAINING - GIRLS

Girl Scouts of the USA (2008). Agent of Change (for grades 4-5) and Your Voice, Your World: the power of advocacy (for grades 11-12). These are new in the GS Leadership Journey series. They are meant for girls, but many adults could learn how to think like a leader from these. Layout is graphic and fun, including a comic story and short bios (e.g., Erin Brockovich). We know that girls especially like to do good in the world. These guide you into solving problems in society (“act to make the world a better place”) – how to take the initiative, how to act. The books can be purchased online. A comprehensive assessment framework – in the book Transforming Leadership – is also available, if you want to see a super detailed model of outcomes for the new GS Leadership Journey programming. (And if you ever thought afterschool programming was “light-weight”…) http://goshop.girlscouts.org/GSUSAOnline/GSProductListing.aspx?subCatId=NEWJOURNEYBOOKSANDGUIDES

MATH

American Association of University Women (2008). Let’s Read Math Program In a Box. Lessons and workbooks with math themes for parents and programs. http://www.aauw.org/member_center/programs/letsReadMath.cfm

DESIGN FOR KIDS

WGBH Educational Foundation. Design Squad. Over 25 episodes of the PBS show are available online, with educator's and parent's guides for particular units on building challenging tools and gizmos. Based on latest knowledge of hands-on learning. http://www.pbskids.org/designsquad

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TRAINING AND CONSULTING SERVICES, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

DIVERSITY PLANNING AND ACTION

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity (AAAS Capacity Center). Offers consulting across research, policy and practice to introduce change in higher education. Special expertise in legal issues surrounding targeted programs. http://www.aaascapacity.org

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Services focused on improving academic programs in computer science. http://www.ncwit.org/

NON-TRADITIONAL CAREER PREP

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). A consortium of state and local agencies focused on preparing students for non-traditional careers. http://www.napequity.org/page.php?24

AFTERSCHOOL PROVEN PROGRAMS

Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development (EEC/AED). Great Science for Girls. Offering technical assistance to afterschool providers. Trains people in six mature programs with evidence of effectiveness. http://www.edequity.org/gsg/curriculum

AFTERSCHOOL NETWORK

National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP). A network and resource portal for girl-serving afterschool providers. http://www.pugetsoundcenter.org/ngcp

NON-TRADITIONAL CAREERS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY COLLEGES

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS). Materials and training programs for community colleges. http://www.iwitts.com/

ENGINEERING EDUCATION

National Academy of Engineering, Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education. Technical assistance to implement selected engineering programs, from high school thru university. http://www.nae.edu/nae/caseecomnew.nsf/weblinks/NFOY-75WLB5?OpenDocument

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BEST PRACTICES: K-12

EIGHT FEATURES OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICES

National Center for Women in Information Technology and Girl Scouts of the USA. Guide to Promising Practices in Informal Information Technology Education for Girls. Prepared by Carrie Liston, Karen Peterson, and Vicky Ragan. Based on a survey of 156 programs, identifies eight practices that contribute most to success. These are true for science and IT. http://www.ncwit.org/pdf/Practices_Guide_FINAL.pdf

WHAT WORKS

Department of Education. Doing What Works: Math and Science. Essential concepts, recommended practices and planning templates. Developed by an expert panel. Five recommendations to encourage girls in math and science. A summary of the research evidence and a level-of-evidence rating are provided for each recommendation. Lots of related resources. http://dww.ed.gov/topic/topic_landing.cfm?PA_ID=8&T_ID=18

BIG CATALOG OF MODEL PROGRAMS

National Science Foundation, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program. New Formulas for America’s Workforce I & II, and New Tools. All three publications catalog projects and products funded by the program from 1993 through 2005. They represent educational projects, dissemination products and events, and basic social science research. Contact information and websites are provided. http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/hrd/Newformulas/newformulas.jsp

OUTREACH EXAMPLES

Society of Women Engineers. K-12 Programs at SWE. A list of programs implemented by chapters all over the country. http://www.swe.org/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=8&ssSourceNodeId=89

AFTERSCHOOL EXAMPLES

National Girls Collaborative Project. Programs identified by girl-serving organizations all over the country, whether evaluated or not, that include S&E content in their programming. http://www.ngcproject.org/directory/programs.cfm and http://www.ngcproject.org/resources/informallearning.html

AFTERSCHOOL MODEL PROGRAMS

Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development (EEC/AED). Great Science for Girls. Offering technical assistance to afterschool providers. Trains people in six mature programs with evidence of effectiveness. http://www.edequity.org/gsg/curriculum

PROGRAMS TO STIMULATE INTEREST

Arizona State University Virtual Counseling Center (2008). A long list of programs with links to each one. http://vcc.asu.edu/stem.shtml

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UNIVERSITY-LEVEL TRANSFORMATION/CHANGE

LESSONS FROM BIG TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS

Virginia Technological University (2008). ADVANCE portal. An archive of reports and studies produced by grantees of the NSF ADVANCE program. Organized by topics such as institutional change, faculty development, work-life, and many related links. Sample manuals, plans, studies, toolkits, and policies. http://www.advance-portal.net

COLLEGE STRATEGIES, COMPUTER SCIENCE

National Center for Women and Information Technology. Programs-in-a-Box and Promising Practices Catalog. Turn-key “how to” kits for university computer science departments. http://www.ncwit.org/resources.res.box.html

WHAT WORKS IN PHYSICS DEPARTMENTS

Whitten, Barbara at Colorado College. What Works in successful physics departments. Research that looked at many universities is summarized on a web site and published papers available too. http://www.coloradocollege.edu/dept/PC/WhatWorks2004/web%20pages/Home.htm

CASE STUDY: ENGINEERING

Murphy, Teri and others at University of Oklahoma. What worked in a successful industrial engineering program. Copies of publications – pick one, e.g., the latest is in J. of Engineering Education. http://www.ou.edu/rise/Publication/PGE-RES/PGE-RES.htm

LESSONS LEARNED, COMPUTER SCIENCE

Cuny, Janice and William Aspray. 2000. Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering: Results of a Workshop Organized by the Computing Research Association, June 2000. http://www.cra.org/reports/r&rwomen.pdf

HARVARD EXPERIENCE

Harvard University (2005). Report of the Task Force on Women Faculty. A good coverage of practices and policies that are aimed to improve working conditions for female faculty. http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/daily/2005/05/women-faculty.pdf Also, see a list of university plans at http://www.faculty.harvard.edu/01/0152.html

MIT EXPERIENCE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999). A Study of the Women Faculty in Science at MIT. A review of patterns in salaries, lab space, hiring and promotion practices that found patterns of unintended discrimination. http://web.mit.edu/fnl/women/Fnlwomen.htm

HIGH QUALITY MODEL PROGRAMS

Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) (2004). A Bridge for All: Higher Education Design Principles to Broaden Participation in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Identifies evidence-based programs at college level, with high standard for evidence. http://www.bestworkforce.org/PDFdocs/BEST_BridgeforAll_HighEdFINAL.pdf

ADVOCACY/LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR CAMPUS ACTION

American Association of University Women (2008). Grassroots Advocacy Leadership training Workshop and Campus Action Project. Both part of the “Program in a Box” suite. The first is training in community leadership and policy action. The second focuses on student leadership, with small grants for members of AAUW. http://www.aauw.org/member_center/programs/

COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECRUITMENT

Edmonds Community College. Proven Practices for Recruiting Women to STEM Careers in ATE Programs. Not finished yet, covers research about career interest and survey of practices. http://www.stemrecruiting.org/

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

International Taskforce on Women and ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies). A web portal for coordination of activities and resources from regions throughout the world. Leader in building a community of experts recognized by United Nations agencies -- the Global Women and Technology (GWT) Network comprised of 10 Centres. http://www.itfwomenict.org

EUROPEAN UNION

European Commission (2008). EUR 23311 – Mapping the maze: getting more women to the top in research. A 69-page report of current activity in Europe with overviews, statistics, and country reports. http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/document_library/pdf_06/mapping-the-maze-getting-more-women-to-the-top-in-research_en.pdf

UNITED KINGDOM

Phipps, Alison (2008). Women in science, engineering and technology: three decades of UK initiatives. Historical overview, looking at 150 groups and projects. Phipps is Director of Gender Studies, University of Sussex. On amazon etc.

GLOBAL MEETINGS

International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). An organization that coordinates activity all over the world. http://www.inwes.org/

GLOBAL TECH

International Task Force on Women in Information and Communication Technologies. A consortium coordinating global activity, specializing in ICT. http://www.mdwit.org/init_international_itf.html

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NATIONAL POLICY REPORTS

RECENT POLICY PAPER

Rosser, Sue V. and Taylor, Mark Zachary (2008). Expanding Women's Participation in US Science. Global Education, 30 (3). Download from http://hir.harvard.edu/index.php?page=article&id=1793

BEST SINGLE REPORT

Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (2007). Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. Covers everything from brain research to best practices. Very concise recommendations. Supersedes many prior national reports. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11741

SMART MESSAGING

National Academy of Engineering (2008). Changing the Conversation: Messages for improving public understanding of engineering. Market-tested messages for communicating about engineering in a way that will make it appealing. Not what your common sense tells you… A help to everyone who is trying to “sell” the career. Don’t reinvent this wheel. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12187

BEST ON GIRLS AND EQUITY

American Association of University Women Education Foundation. Where the Girls Are: The facts about gender equity in education. By Christianne Corbett, Catherine Hill, and Andresse St. Rose. Looks at gender gaps in test scores, patterns of enrollment, degrees, etc. Addresses the “boys versus girls” thinking. Full report and executive summary at http://www.aauw.org/research/whereGirlsAre.cfm

OVERVIEW OF WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

Hunt, Theresa and Nelson, Priscilla (2008). Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions WEAAP: Effecting Change in Higher Education. Results of a workshop taking a national overview of engineering, especially faculty issues. More than 200 pages, includes recommendations, presentations, and white papers. New Jersey Institute of Technology hosted. http://womenscenter.njit.edu/docs/WEAAP_REPORT_OCT_9_2008.pdf

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RESEARCH ON DISCRIMINATION AND WOMEN IN S&E

OVERVIEWS

Society of Women Engineers, AWE Project, and NAE’s CASEE. Applying Research to Practice Resources. Overviews of research literature by major topic. They are short (2-6 pages) and cover big areas (about 14) such as stereotype threat, gender differences in math performance, visual spatial skills. You must register (free). http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/secured/director/assessment/overviews.aspx

BEST SINGLE REPORT

Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (2007). Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering. Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering / Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11741

A QUICK READ

Sevo, Ruta & Chubin, Daryl (2008). Bias Literacy: A review of concepts in research on discrimination. Twenty-three pages summarizing laws, research, national and international measures of status, key organizations. Many highlights drawn from the book Beyond Bias and Barriers. http://www.momox.org/biasliteracy.html

ROOT CAUSES

Valian, Virginia (1998). Why So Slow? The Advancement of women. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. A milestone book on why there aren’t more women in science and engineering in the U.S.

PREJUDICE

Harvard University (2007). Project Implicit. We are all prejudiced, by socialization. Test yourself online, privately. https://implicit.harvard.edu

GOOD RECENT SUMMARY

Glazer, Sarah (2005, May 20). Gender and Learning: are there innate differences between the sexes? CQ Researcher, 15:19, 445-468. Includes an extensive summary of research, short chronology/history, side bars, bibliography, esp. using much of the discussion re Harvard's Summers. Quotes many people in the field. CQ Researcher publishes in-depth reports on issues in the news. Single copy may be purchased for $10 via http://www.cqpress.com Also available in libraries.

BELIEFS ABOUT WOMEN

Rosser, Sue, Editor (2008). Women, Science, and Myth: gender beliefs from antiquity to the present. ABC-CLIO. Covers wide range of topics: history, how different disciplines have treated women, brain and behavior research, and special topics. Commercial book.

RECENT RESEARCH

(2007) Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Upping the Numbers. Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Mary C. Mattis. Edward Elgar publishers. Articles by leading experts. Expensive.

ALSO RECENT

(2006) Women and Information Technology. Edited by J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray. MIT Press. Chapters by leading experts on all aspects.

GIRLS AND GAMES

Michigan State University, Carrie Heeter. investiGaming. A gateway to research on gender, gaming and computing for the game industry, game design educators and students, and academic game researchers. http://www.investigaming.com/

GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Sanders, Jo (2005). Gender and Technology in Education: a research review. Forty pages organized into subtopics, summarizing findings. Covers 700 articles and papers. Searchable bibliography is listed above. http://www.josanders.com/pdf/gendertech0705.pdf

RADIO SERIES ON LATEST WORK

WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Sounds of Progress I features eight documentary-style stories that take an audio road trip to colleges and universities to examine the latest research and practices. Available to listen as streaming audio, download a podcast, or request a free CD set. http://www.womeninscience.org

20-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

Klein, Sue et al. (2007). Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity. Has chapters on mathematics, science, and technology. Documents issues, national statistics, educational programs, and research. Commercially available, e.g., http://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Achieving-Gender-Through-Education/dp/0805854541 where you will find two detailed reviews.

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS SUMMARY

Fancsali, Cheri (2008?). What We Know about Girls, STEM, and Afterschool Programs: a Summary. For Educational Equity Concepts. 15 pages with core statistics in an appendix. http://www.edequity.org/gsg/

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STATISTICS ON DIVERSITY IN S&E

S&E WORKFORCE

Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology. Professional Women and Minorities and Salaries of Scientists, Engineers and Technicians. Comprehensive and authoritative statistics. http://cpst.org/

FACULTY DIVERSITY IN S&E

Nelson, Donna J. (2007). Faculty Diversity Surveys. Showing gender and race/ethnicity of faculty in top S&E departments, compared against national pools of graduates, by field. http://cheminfo.chem.ou.edu/faculty/djn/diversity/top50.html

K-12 STATUS

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (2004). Trends in Educational Equity of Girls & Women. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005016

S&E WORKFORCE

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics (2007). Science and Engineering Statistics. http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/

FACULTY IN ALL FIELDS

American Association of University Professors (2006). AAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators 2006. By Martha S. West and John W. Curtis. http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/research/geneq2006

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TITLE IX AND S&E EDUCATION

A SHORT PITCH

Zare, Richard N. (2006, May 15). Sex, Lies, and Title IX: Federal law banning sex discrimination in schools may do as much for academics as it has for athletics. Chemical and Engineering News, 84(20), pp. 46-49. A reasoned, calm and short statement of the case for pressure on universities to comply with Title IX. http://pubs.acs.org/cen/education/84/8420education.html

POSITION PAPER

Society of Women Engineers (2006). SWE General Position Statement on the Application of Title IX to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields. http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/images/stories/SWE_STEM_Education_Statement.pdf

COMPREHENSIVE PITCH

Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (2007). Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering. Committee of Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. Looked at research, academic culture, and effective practices One of its recommendations is that an inter-institutional monitoring organization be created to monitor compliance with Title IX Downloadable for a fee or purchase from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11741

HOW THE POLICY TREND EVOLVED

Sevo, Ruta (2008). A Title IX Timeline: The Enforcement of Title IX in Science and Engineering Education. A timeline summarizing events and papers that advanced the cause of applying Title IX to S&E. http://momox.org/titleix.html

VIDEO FOR CLASSROOMS

T-Time productions offers "License to Thrive: Title IX at 35" on DVD for purchase. It is 48 minutes long, aimed at grades 3-12, and has a Facilitator's Guide. http://www.licensetothrive.tv

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MORE ORGANIZATIONS, A-Z

Anita Borg Institute. http://www.anitaborg.org/ Women in computing technology, women & design

American Association for University Women (AAUW). http://www.aauw.org Research and advocacy, publications.

Assessing Women in Engineering (AWE). http://www.aweonline.org/ Evaluation and assessment resources

Association for Women in Science (AWIS). http://www.awis.org/ Professional association for women in science with national chapters.

Gender and Science Digital Library (GSDL). http://eecgsdl.edc.org/index.php Center for diversity; database of projects & resources.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). http://www.iwpr.org/ Conducts research and disseminates policy information

National Science Foundation, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE). http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5475&org=HRD&from=home Funds research, dissemination, and technical assistance in implementation of proven practices

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Center for Women in Technology (UMBC, CWIT). http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/

Wellesley College – Computer Science. http://cs.wellesley.edu/~cs/Resources/cswomen.html

Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT). http://www.wigsat.org/ International resources.

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GAMES AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Sally Ride Science. Games and activities designed for girls. http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_girls

GAMES & PUZZLES

Twin Cities Public Television. DragonFly TV games and puzzles. http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/play/index.html

GIRL-MADE GAMES

Education, Training, and Research Associates. Girls Creating Games. Actual games programmed by middle school girls, adventure-style with sound tracks and animation. By Jill Denner. http://programservices.etr.org/gcgweb/

EVERYDAY SCIENCE FOR LITTLE ONES

Family Communications, Inc. Explanatoids. Little cartoon thingies that explain the science behind everyday things, panel by panel. Allows kids to create their own. Something parents could do with a younger child. Designed to appeal to girls. http://www.explanatoids.com/

I WAS WONDERING

National Academy of Sciences. I Was Wondering. A site for girls that goes with the biographies of female scientists and engineers, exploring their work as activities. Has colorful interactive games. http://iwaswondering.org/

MATH DOESN’T SUCK

McKellar, Danica. Kiss My Math and Math Doesn’t Suck. The actress with a degree in math explains why it is cool and breaks the stereotypes. Very personal and encouraging. You have to buy the books but the site is inviting and makes the point. http://www.danicamckellar.com/

DESIGN GAMES

WGBH Educational Foundation. Design Squad PBS Show. Online games called DESIGNit BUILDit FIDGit and STRING THING. http://pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit/index.html

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