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  1. The Ada Project (TAP) - Carol Frieze and Women@SCS; Carnegie Mellon University
    Tapping Internet Resources for Women in Computer Science, this site serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources relating to women in computing: conferences, projects, discussion groups and organizations, fellowships and grants, notable women in Computer Science, and other electronically accessible information sites. TAP also maintains a bibliography of references. more>>

  2. Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
    Founded in 1971, this organization publishes a substantial and broadly informative newsletter (information: awm@math.umd.edu). Its programs and awards include Travel Grants for Women, the Noether Lecture Series, Workshops for Women Graduate Students and Postdoctorals, the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, the Louise Hay Award, the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings and the annual SIAM Meeting, the Sonia Kovalesky high school mathematics days, and information on conferences organized by AWM. The site includes expanded versions of some newsletter articles, on-line forums on various topics, information about all AWM activities, and links to other sites concerning women and mathematics. AWM sponsors an annual essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers (see the contest page for past years' results). more>>

  3. Biographies of Women Mathematicians - Agnes Scott College
    Biographies in alphabetical and chronological order, and related resources on the Web. An ongoing project by students in math classes at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous contributions by women to the field of mathematics. Included are the first Ph.D's in mathematics awarded to women (before 1930); and prizes, awards, and honors for women mathematicians. more>>

  4. danicamckellar.com - Danica McKellar
    From the author of the books for middle school girls, Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, and Girls Get Curves. Read about McKellar's voice-over for the math-themed PBS cartoon Cyberchase, and watch clips of the WB's cartoon series Static Shock, for which she speaks the part of character Frieda Goren. Request and read math tutoring from the woman who, as a child, acted the role of Winnie Cooper in the television sitcom The Wonder Years, and who today serves as spokesperson for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-a-Thon and Figure This! Download a PDF of "Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin–Teller models on Z2," the research she co-authored as an undergraduate math major at UCLA. See press about her testimony before Congress and other math and education advocacy work. more>>

  5. Gender, Diversities, and Technology Institute - Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    The Gender, Diversities & Technology Institute focuses on developing gender-healthy education and schools; technology and gender; the elimination of all forms of gendered violence; improving economic self-sufficiency for both women and men; and developing a deeper understanding of the multiple ways to define femininity and masculinity. Learn about projects and products, and read the Institute's papers and articles on technology, education reform, and other areas of their work. Professional development includes online courses entitled Engaging Girls in Math and Science, Raising and Educating Boys, and Infusing Equity into Practice. more>>

  6. Gender Equity for Mathematics and Science - Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers
    A comprehensive 1993 conference report on current research, participant notes on research presentations made by invited faculty (Elizabeth Fennema, Joan Countryman, Sheila Tobias, Judith Jacobs, Karen Michalowicz, Geri Anderson-Nielsen, and Maxine Greene), and commentary from several conference participants; activities - ways to use the research material either in the classroom, with other teachers, or with parents and community members; helpful resources. The material is the result of two weeks' collaboration between knowledgeable teachers and some of the country's best researchers on gender equity. more>>

  7. Girls' Attitudes, Self-Expectations, and Performance in Math - Michelle Maraffi; Math Forum
    For those concerned about girls' negative attitudes and expectations in the study of mathematics who want to improve and increase girls' performance and learning in math: an annotated bibliography of articles and studies designed to give teachers and parents insight into the ways in which they can improve girls' attitudes and performance in math. (See also a short bibliography containing books on this subject from the Math Forum's Ask Dr. Math archives: Increasing Women's Participation in Math.) more>>

  8. GirlTECH - Cynthia Lanius; Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)
    GirlTECH was a teacher training and student council program that encouraged young women to pursue careers in mathematics and science, offering intensive technology training to explore innovative teaching strategies for gender equity in the classroom through a training period at The Rice School and Rice University in Houston, Texas. GirlTECH lesson plans were designed by participating teachers to take full advantage of Internet resources and teach standard concepts in mathematics and sciences in new and exciting ways. The site includes lessons and Internet projects from 1995-2006. more>>

  9. Women and Mathematics Network (WAM) - Committee for the Participation of Women, Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    A consortium of Program Directors of outreach programs in mathematics for women and girls, providing professional development opportunities for program directors; forums for sharing ideas and expertise; workshops and forums for prospective directors of such programs. The site offers information on events of interest and links to Web resources (books, careers, gender equity, grant activity and opportunities, K-12 resources, sister organizations, mathematics history, women mathematicians, etc.). more>>

  10. Women in Math Project - Marie Vitulli; Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon
    Information on all aspects of women and math, including bibliographies of publications (with a search engine), an extensive collection of biographies, links to associations, job, grant, and scholarship opportunities, conferences, workshops and programs, statistical data, and miscellaneous annotated links to other sites. more>>

  11. Women's Adventures in Science - National Academy of Sciences
    This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases contemporary women in science, and highlights for young people the varied careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies Women's Adventures in Science, a ten-volume series of biographies written for middle-school-aged students. Each of the ten scientists -- forensic anthropologist Diane France, wildlife biologist Amy Vedder, planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel, physicist Shirley Ann Jackson, climate scientist Inez Fung, planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo, robot designer Cynthia Breazeal, sociologist Marta Tienda, neuropsychologist Nancy Wexler, and biomechanist Mimi Koehl -- participated in her respective book's creation by sharing details about her life; providing personal photographs to help illustrate the story; making family, friends, and colleagues available for interviews; and explaining her scientific specialty. The site includes a guide for parents and teachers; science labs titled Moon Gazing, Planetary Roll Call, Family Gene Tree, Casting for Clues (forensics), Off to the Races ("how can I make a car go faster?"), Pet Detective, Story by Numbers (sociology), Cookie Quarry, Life in a Bottle ("how does a greenhouse work?"), and Stretch-O-Meter (biomechanics), each with its own journalling activity; games called Gorilla Quest, AstroScope, and Make a Robot; the interactive comic book Creating Kismet the Robot; seven video clips showing Cynthia Breazeal and Kismet in action; and an interactive "time travel timeline" profiling female scientists of the past and present. Requires JavaScript and Flash. more>>


 
  All Sites - 54 items found, showing 1 to 50

  1. American Council on Education (ACE)
    A forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education and its potential to contribute to the quality of American life. ACE maintains a domestic and an international agenda and seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher and adult ...more>>

  2. Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute
    A summer research program for undergraduate majors in mathematics and related fields of application. AMSSI targets underrepresented minorities and women. Read "Determinisitc and Small-World Network Models of College Drinking Patterns," "Algebraic Interleavers ...more>>

  3. Association for Women in Computing
    The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) is a not-for-profit, professional organization for individuals with an interest in information technology. AWC is dedicated to the advancement of women in the computing fields, in business, industry, science, ...more>>

  4. CAMEL - Canadian Mathematical Society / Société mathématique du Canada
    The bilingual (English/French) Web service of the Canadian Mathematical Community, with links to the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the European Mathematics Information Service (EMIS), the Société ...more>>

  5. CEISMC (Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing) - Georgia Institute of Technology
    CEISMC includes the Virtual Institute, which introduces teachers to technology, connects them to the Internet, encourages collaboration, and provides training and resources; and other programs for students and teachers covering: mentoring; career awareness; ...more>>

  6. The Center for Women in Mathematics - Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Smith College
    As "a chance -- and a second chance -- to study mathematics in the company of women," Smith College's Center for Women in Mathematics prepares and motivates women to help them determine whether they want to continue to graduate school in the mathematical ...more>>

  7. Change the Equation
    This non-profit, non-partisan CEO-led initiative aims to "solve America's innovation problem. It answers the call of President Obama's Educate to Innovate Campaign to move the U.S. to the top of the pack in science and math education," with science, technology, ...more>>

  8. Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics - Nina Byers; Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California at Los Angeles
    A searchable archive of data on 86 twentieth century women who have made original and important contributions to physics, including to the field of mathematical physics. Graphics include an annotated photo gallery and a poster montage of famous females ...more>>

  9. Culturally Situated Design Tools: Teaching Math through Culture - Ron Eglash
    Java for creating your own Mangbetu design, cornrow curves, graffiti, bead looms, SimShoBan, Yupik star navigator, Yupik parka patterns, Pre-Columbian pyramids, and rhythm wheels -- and learning the mathematics behind them. Organized into African, African ...more>>

  10. Design Your Future - Math, Science, and Technology for Girls - Autodesk, Inc.
    The Design Your Future mission is to provide practical, inspiring, hands- on opportunities for young women to become aware of, explore, and pursue math, science, and technology-based careers. It provides a number of opportunities, including: a tool ...more>>

  11. Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award - American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equity and education for women and girls. The award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom ...more>>

  12. Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education - The EDGE Program
    A program that strengthens the ability of women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. Professors Sylvia Bozeman of Spelman College and Rhonda Hughes of Bryn Mawr College co-direct Enhancing Diversity ...more>>

  13. European Women in Mathematics (EWM)
    A society of women bound by a common interest in the position of women in mathematics. Membership information, meetings and conferences, and a newsletter. ...more>>

  14. Exploring Your Future in Math and Science - Andrew Frank-Loron, Jennifer Handrich, Chia-Chen Wu
    Encouraging Women in the Sciences: the Women and Science page of the WWW. As part of the final project for a Women's Studies course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, students explored reasons why women are less likely to enter professions in math ...more>>

  15. FamilyEducation Network
    Articles, discussion groups, professional advice, suggestions, and other resources for children of preschool and younger, elementary school, middle school, and high school and beyond. Resources topics include activities, health and safety, homework help, ...more>>

  16. Family Math Classes - EQUALS, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA
    A program to encourage underrepresented groups (especially girls and minority students) to enter careers that use mathematics. A Family Math course lasts approximately 6 weeks. At every session, approximately 25 people (counting parents and children) ...more>>

  17. Gender Equity in Education - Martha C. Phelps-Borrowman
    Listing of gender equity sites; directory of science lesson plans. ...more>>

  18. Gender Issues: Articles and Research - Carolyn K., Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
    Articles and reports on gender and equity in schools, in particular in the context of the education of gifted children. ...more>>

  19. Girls' Angle
    Girls' Angle is a math club for girls and a supportive community for all girls and women engaged in the study, use and creation of mathematics. By mentoring, publishing the bimonthly Bulletin, and solving math problems on commission, networking professional ...more>>

  20. Girlstart
    An in-school educational outreach program encouraging girls in math, science, and engineering in Texas. SmartGrrls collaborates with parents, schools, higher education, industry, and community groups to provide programs, strategies, and resources to increase ...more>>

  21. Grandma Got STEM - Rachel Levy
    Levy, a Professor in the Mathematics Department at Harvey Mudd College, blogs to collect public awareness and art projects that use grandmothers' pictures, names, and connections to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to ...more>>

  22. The History Of Computing - Dept. of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
    Index of the items in a collection of math history materials related to the history of computing by J. A. N. Lee, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, constructed as part of the course materials for the "Professionalism in Computing" ...more>>

  23. Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)
    PCMI integrates mathematics education with mathematics research at the highest level, fostering interaction among its participants. It offers a three-week Summer Session, a year-round High School Teacher Program, a Mentoring Program for Women in Mathematics, ...more>>

  24. The Institute of Technology Center for Educational Programs (ITCEP) - Regents of the University of Minnesota
    ITCEP develops and administers educational programs in mathematics and its related science and engineering applications for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students, and for K-12 preservice/inservice teachers. For children, ITCEP administers the ...more>>

  25. ISGEm: International Study Group on Ethnomathematics - Ron Eglash
    A group that sponsors programs and business meetings at annual conferences of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States, and at the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME)."Ethnomathematics" describes the ...more>>

  26. Jo Boaler
    From the author of What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject. Watch a YouTube clip of Boaler teach using Inquiry Based Learning method, or click through her presentation entitled ...more>>

  27. Massachusetts Gender Equity Centers - Colleen R. Doherty; Springfield Technical Community College
    The goal of the Gender Equity Centers is to promote fairness in educational settings, educational programs, and career choices. The site includes information about these regional centers and their teacher and student workshops; resources for gender equity ...more>>

  28. Math Prize for Girls - Advantage Testing Foundation
    The Advantage Testing Foundation (ATF) sponsors an annual math competition for high-school girls, the largest monetary math prize for girls in the world. ATGF's goal is "to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and ...more>>

  29. Math/Science Network - Betty Levitin, Executive Director
    A non-profit membership organization of educators, scientists, mathematicians, parents, community leaders, and government and corporate representatives whose mission is to promote the continuing advancement in mathematics and science education of all ...more>>

  30. Mentoring Program for Women in Mathematics - IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)
    Undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers are eligible to attend the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute. The emphasis of the Women's Program is on mathematics learning and research, specifically with regard to the PCMI Summer Session; mentoring ...more>>

  31. NACME Backs Me - National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
    Meet engineering role models, find local and online resources, and connect to hundreds of engineering societies, universities and career sites. Designed for middle and high school students with an interest in math, science, engineering and technology, ...more>>

  32. National Girls Collaborative Project - EdLab Group
    The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) intends to bring together organizations throughout the United States that focus on encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). On the site, you can: find ...more>>

  33. PDK Poster Project - Pamela Davis Kivelson
    "Using Visual Means to Challenge Stereotypes." Posters for scientific literacy, humanizing the image of research science and scientists, and increasing the number of women and girls who choose to pursue and maintain careers in the physical sciences and ...more>>

  34. PhD! ... plus epsilon - Adriana Salerno
    Having earned her math doctorate in 2009, Salerno writes "about some of the challenges I've encountered while teaching, attempting to do research, and the lesser known aspect of 'service'" on institutional committees. In addition to blogging about "publish ...more>>

  35. Resource Room (Math Central) - University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    French version: Centre de ressources. A service of Math Central that allows mathematics educators to share resources having to do with math teaching. Submissions are stored in a database that can be browsed by educational level and curriculum strand, ...more>>

  36. sarah-marie belcastro's home page - Sarah-Marie Belcastro
    From one of the authors of Making Mathematics with Needlework: "I seem to have become a topological graph theorist while I wasn't looking. I am also interested in convex and combinatorial geometry, algebraic geometry, topology, algebra, the geometry of ...more>>

  37. Science Cheerleaders
    Professional cheerleaders pursuing science careers who "playfully challenge stereotypes, turn everyone onto science by encouraging participation in citizen science activities, and inspire young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering ...more>>

  38. Some Things I've Written - Jennifer Gutbezahl
    Research from the author's doctoral studies in social psychology. Gutbezahl's dissertation focused on how attributions for success and failure in mathematics affect how well students do in math class: "How Negative Expectancies and Attitudes Undermine ...more>>

  39. SummerMath - Charlene and James Morrow, Mount Holyoke College
    SummerMath is a four-week residential program for girls in the eighth through twelfth grades. Through the classes Fundamental Mathematical Concepts, SuperLogo, and Workshops, students discover how math is applied to everyday life. ...more>>

  40. Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates - Carleton/St. Olaf Colleges
    An NSF/NSA funded program to encourage and support women in their study of mathematics. Goals include: introducing students to new areas of mathematics; honing students' mathematical reasoning, proof writing, problem solving, and presentation skills; ...more>>

  41. Summer Program for Women in Mathematics - Dept. of Mathematics, The George Washington University
    A five-week intensive program for mathematically-talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be contemplating graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Goals of this program are to communicate an enthusiasm for mathematics, ...more>>

  42. Through the Glass Wall: Computer Games for Mathematical Empowerment (TERC) - Testbed for Collaboration, Eisenhower Regional Consortia
    An NSF-funded research project that has spent two years looking at how girls and boys play mathematical computer games in order to consider and describe what makes a good mathematical and equitable computer game. The site provides descriptions of over ...more>>

  43. US2020
    By organizing a million mentors from industry, this organization hopes to provide "uplifting moments of discovery to children through real-world, hands-on projects and academic coaching" in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The ...more>>

  44. What Affects Women's Decisions to Pursue Graduate Degrees in Mathematics? - Kathleen L. Bonn
    A presentation summary given at the AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13, 1996, in Orlando, Florida. ...more>>

  45. What kind of math? Photo Challenge - Kathryn Mann
    Pictures of math graduate students with word-bubbles showing "the kind of math that's right" for them. Submit your own group snapshots and subfields. Inspired by an observation that a flyer from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) reinforced sexist ...more>>

  46. wNetSchool
    A resource for K-12 teachers, with some information for adult education teachers (i.e., the GED exam). Subscribing to the site is free, but one may also enter without subscribing. wNetSchool provides lesson plans centered around the Internet or educational ...more>>

  47. Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics - Brown University
    Links to resources for women and minorities in science, engineering, and mathematics. Societies and associations; consortia, committees and centers; other resources. Also related links, foundations and organizations. ...more>>

  48. Women in Mathematics (WIM) - Kolda, Garille, Jones; University of Maryland College Park (UMCP)
    WIM is dedicated to serving the needs of women mathematicians at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). This page includes links to information in the following categories: Scholarships, Conferences; Women in Mathematics; Women in Computer Science, ...more>>

  49. Women & Mathematics - Key Issues in Mathematics at the Math Forum
    Find sites relevant to women, girls, and gender equity in the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library. ...more>>

  50. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1994 - Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation (NSF)
    An NSF report that describes the status of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, and documents factors important to choice of study and to success in pursuing science and engineering. ...more>>


 
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