Education: STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math)


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  • Fairer Science

    2005-2008
    Gender and Science

    This project seeks to help scientific researchers better communicate their findings on gender as it relates to science, technology, engineering and math to key audiences: media, advocates, policy makers, public.




  • From Out-of-School to Outer Space: Exploring the Solar System with NASA

    Completed in 2011
    Afterschool Activities from NASA

    The project combines out-of-school time (OST) professional advisors, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), and NASA experts from across the agency to use research-based strategies to develop afterschool activity guides adapted from NASA Planetary Science formal education curricula.




  • Hear Our Voices: Evaluation Project

    Completed in 2005
    Girls in Computer Clubhouses

    This project was an evaluation of an all-girls program that provides technology resources, female mentors, and a learning environment to improve girls' attitudes toward and understanding of computers.




  • Oral Storytelling in Math: Evaluation Project

    1998-2001
    Learning Math through Storytelling

    This was an evaluation of materials/programs to help educators teach spatial relations and geometry through the use of storytelling, and its benefits for girls and boys.




  • SCOPE: Evaluation project

    1999-2000
    After-School Program at Ecotarium, Massachusetts

    This three-year evaluation project was designed to measure the outcome of SCOPE, an inquiry-based science enrichment program for upper-elementary and middle-school aged girls.




  • Success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (SISTEM)

    2006-2010
    Girls' Ongoing Success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (SISTEM)

    While girls do well in science and math courses in middle school, they are less likely to enroll in higher-level STEM courses in high school, thus few will choose these subjects for a college major, and even fewer will complete such a major or go on to pursue a STEM career. The increased knowledge generated by this study will inform ways to increase the participation of girls and other under-represented groups (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, low-income youth) in sustained STEM study and employment.




  • Undergraduate Science Education Grant Evaluation

    Ongoing since 2012
    An evaluation of student outcomes 

    workfamilieschildren_small20The Wellesley Centers for Women will develop appropriate assessments, collaborate with the Office for Institutional Research and team members to collect date, conduct data analyses, prepare reports, and provide feedback from the evaluation to Science Center and College representatives.




  • Women in Engineering: Evaluation Project

    Evaluating Women in Engineering

    This was an evaluation of a program that aimed to increase the number of middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.