STEM RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
A national research report by Girl Scouts USA investigating girls' perceptions, attitudes, and interests in the subjects and general field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from the voices of girls themselves. The report consists of a literature review, as well as qualitative (focus group) and quantitative (survey) research with 1,000 girls across the country.
Generation STEM Tips for Adults
A Guide for Parents. Science It’s a Family Affair by Techbridge (in English)
A Guide for Parents. Science It’s a Family Affair by Techbridge (in Spanish)
The guide provides advice for encouraging your children in science, and ideas for science museum visits, hands-on activities, and other things you can do as a family. This resource is made possible with support from Chevron.
Information on what engineers do, exploring careers, preparing for college, and researching schools.
Directory of Resources including after school programs, in school programs, mentoring, competitions/contests, etc. Also daily e-newsletter with all STEM information.
The National Role Model Directory
is a source for finding professionals from a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.
STEM RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Classroom Activities, Lesson Plans
Mosa Mack Science Detective
Mosa Mack: Science Detective is a web-based series of short, animated science mysteries designed to inspire 4th - 8th graders. Utilizing a fun, diverse cast of characters, each episode examines a science topic using an inquiry-model and ends with a query the students attempt to solve together using customizable discussion guides. Mosa Mack: Science Detective strives to expose all students to the thrill of problem-solving while empowering girls and children of color in science.
Sally Ride Science Free classroom activities.
STEM WORKS A resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Activities in several STEM areas.
Free Girlstart curriculum, formal and informal STEM best practices resources, effective messaging tips, collaboration opportunities and more.
National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS)
IWITTS offers products and services that help technology and science educators increase the number of women and girls enrolled in their classes and encourage those students to stay enrolled.
Best Practices, Statistics, General Information about Women in STEM
Encouraging Girls in Math and Science 2007
This IES (Institute of Education Sciences) Practice Guide, published by the U.S. Department of Education, presents evidence-based advice to practitioners working to encourage girls in mathematics and science. The Guide provides five recommendations for encouraging girls in mathematics and science, including the level of evidence to support each recommendation and guidance for carrying out each recommendation.
Effective STEM Programs for Adolescent Girls: Three Approaches and Many Lessons Learned 2013
This article, published in Afterschool Matters, describes three successful programs to engage adolescent girls in STEM: Techbridge, Girls Go Techbridge, and Access for Young Women. Effective strategies implemented by the programs include developing collaborations, creating an engaging and relevant curriculum, and inspiring career exploration.
Girls, Equity and STEM in Informal Learning Settings: A Review of the Literature 2013
This report, published by Girls RISEnet, summarizes current literature related to engaging girls in STEM in informal learning environments, including museums and science centers. Implications for practice and research are also discussed.
Girls in IT: The Facts 2012
This report, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology's K-12 Alliance, summarizes the existing literature on girls' participation in computing, including key barriers to girls' participation and promising practices for addressing these barriers.
National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
SciGirls Seven How to Engage Girls in STEM
The one stop shop for all STEM information. STEMdaily® aggregates and curates news stories in STEM Education for all professionals interested in staying up-to-date on the latest developments in STEM. These news stories will cover topics in Education (from K-20+), Diversity and Women in STEM, Corporations and the Career Pipeline, Competitions and Conferences, Scholarships and Grants, Government, Non-Profits, Trade and Professional Associations, States, Innovation, Foundations, Testing and Assessments, STEM Policy, and much more.
Women in STEM ON THE AIR
Listen to stories about fascinating women working and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; and learn about programs and practices throughout the U.S. designed to broaden the participation of women in STEM.
GirlsRISEnet (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering)
Girls RISEnet, a partnership between the Miami Science Museum, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and SECME, Inc., is strengthening the professional capacity of informal science educators to engage and motivate minority girls in grades 6-12 to explore and pursue science and engineering careers.
eGFI (Engineering Go For It)
Great magazine of STEM Engineering Careers, newsletters, etc.
Project Exploration's Sisters4Science: Involving Urban Girls of Color in Science Out of School 2010
This article, published in Afterschool Matters, describes Sisters4Science, an afterschool program for middle and high school urban girls of color. Sisters4Science is designed to get girls interested in science, keep girls interested in science, and equip girls with skills and experiences that enable them to pursue science.
Engaging Latino Youth in Community-based Programs: Findings from the first ten years of the Oregon 4-H Latino Outreach Project 2009
Report published by Oregon State University Extension Service highlighting effective strategies for engaging Latino Youth in Community-based Programs.
Addressing Core Equity Issues in K-12 Computer Science Education 2010
This report from Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the Anita Borg Institute, and the University of Arizona focuses on the critical absence of women and underrepresented minority students from computing at the K-12 level, and includes recommendations to address the issues.
Change the Equation
Change the Equation works at the intersection of business and education to ensure that all students are STEM literate by collaborating with schools, communities, and states to adopt and implement excellent STEM policies and programs. Resources, information, advocacy.
National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) Webinars Engaging Girls in STEM, Best Practices, Program Models, Engaging Underrepresented Girls in STEM
Accompanying powerpoint slides are also available for download.