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									CTE                Updates–June 8, 2011


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       Quick Links                                         STEM EQUITY PIPELINE NEWS
 STEM Equity Pipeline
 Project                              News from Iowa
 National Alliance for                Iowa's STEM Education Roadmap, a strategic plan, is ready for use in focusing
 Partnerships in Equity               the state's wealth of talents on an Iowa imperative for a STEM-literate
                                      citizenry and globally competitive workforce. Many of the members of the
                                      Iowa state leadership team served as collaborative writers on the Roadmap,
                                      and it embeds equity in the strategies. Learn More
        Resources                     News from New Hampshire: Sarah Frazier Leading the Way
                                      Katie Beth Ryan, Valley News Staff Writer
 How Can Unbiased                     When the time came to give her talk in front of 200 audience members at the
 Software Facilitate Girls'           NAPE conference last month, Sarah Frazier was unfazed. Speaking on the
 Interest in IT? A Checklist
                                      topic of the role of women in engineering, the Stevens High School senior
 for Evaluating Software
                                      approached the moment with the same ease and confidence she's exhibited
 CSCP Archived Webcast:               throughout the year as the only woman in her engineering classes at both
 The Power of                         Stevens and the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center. In class, she's
 Collaboration: Providing             not at all intimidated by the men. "They give me more competition," she
 High-Quality Computer                said. Sarah, the first student to present in the 32-year history of the
 Science Opportunities to             conference, received a standing ovation. Learn More
 K-12 Youth

 STEMposium Winners:                  The National Girls Collaborative Project Program Directory
 Five Outstanding STEM                This directory lists more than 2,100 STEM programs serving more than 5
 Projects                             million girls, with listings from every state. Programs list their needs and
                                      resources, and there is a matching function that allows programs to find each
 Media and Informal
 Science Learning is an NSF-          other and collaborate. We encourage you to register your program and to
 funded website that                  identify your association with the STEM Equity Pipeline Project.
 features the best practices
 in innovative, media-based                                                 ARTICLES
 science education programs
 and concepts.
                                      Creating the Next Generation of Black Physicists Marybeth Gasman, Chronicle of
 Purvi Mody, co-owner of              Higher Education
 Insight Education, offers
 advice for students                  According to the NSF, African-Americans earn only 1 percent of Ph.D.'s in
 pursuing an engineering              physics. The author recently attended a workshop focused on collaboration in
 degree.                              the sciences with the express purpose of increasing the participation of
                                      underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields. One of the most successful
 IWITTS has introduced a              partnerships highlighted was the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge
 new series of Unlimited              Program. Currently, the Fisk-Vanderbilt program leads the country in the



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 Potential posters,              production of black master's degrees in physics. Read More
 highlighting career options
 for women in trades,            Bridging American Indian Students' Scientific Achievement Gap
                                 Erica Gies, High County News
 technology and science.
                                 This article profiles Michael Ceballos, a man of Tepehuan descent, who
                                 earned a bachelor's in physics while holding down a day-job as a draftsman
     Save the Date               for Boeing, and recently earned a Ph.D. in integrative microbiology and
 AAUW National                   biochemistry. In 2007, he founded the Native American Research Lab (NARL)
 Convention:                     at the University of Montana-Missoula to mentor Native students working in
                                 the sciences, who often lag academically due to socioeconomic
 Breaking through Barriers--     disadvantages. Learn More
 Advocating for Change,
 Washington, DC, June 16-        Obama: Top Teacher Helps Students "Discover the Scientist Within" David
 19, 2011                        Jackson, USA TODAY
                                 President Obama praised National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer in a
 NGCP Webcast: The               ceremony in which he focused on her dedication to science education. The
 Society of Women                Maryland teacher works with students who typically shy away from science,
 Engineers and 4-H:              such as minorities or those with disabilities, and helps them "discover the
 Resources and                   scientist within," Obama said. Read More
 Partnerships to Enhance
 Girl-Focused STEM
                                 New Study Sees Little Benefit for Staff Development in Math
 Programming, June 16,
 2011, 11:00 AM Pacific          Erik Robelen, Education Week
                                 If a teacher gets intensive and well-designed professional development in a
                                 particular subject like math, you might imagine the opportunity is bound to
 Advancing Girls in STEM:        pay dividends in the classroom. But don't bet on it, a new, federally funded
 An NCGS Symposium:              study suggests. The study on the cumulative impact of providing 7th grade
 Wellesley, MA, June 21,
                                 math teachers with two years of professional development failed to discern a
 2011
                                 measurable impact on either teacher knowledge or student achievement.
 CSCP Webcast:                   Read More
 Collaboration Projects
 Engaging Youth with
                                 How to Fix the STEM Deficit Arthur Levine, reproduced in Washington Post (Summary
 Disabilities in Computer
                                 from ASCD)
 Science, June 23, 2011,
                                 The push to promote the teaching of STEM in schools is being hampered by a
 10:00 Pacific
                                 lack of qualified STEM educators, says Arthur Levine, president of the
                                 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and former president of the
 ASEE 8th Annual K-12            Teachers College at Columbia University. He advocates a new model for
 Workshop on Engineering         preparing and educating STEM teachers, which includes fellowship programs
 Education: Collaboration        already in place in some states that put STEM professionals and recent
 Can Improve Engineering         graduates in hard-to-fill classroom positions. Read More
 Education, British
 Columbia, Canada, June 25,
 2011                            Less Talk, More Action: Improving Science Learning Benedict Carey, New York
                                 Times (Summary by ASCD)
                                 A recent study suggests science teaching could be improved by including
 K-12 STEM Education             more group work and interaction rather than lectures. Researchers found
 Policy Conference,              improved physics scores among college students who were taught under a
 Washington, DC, July 12-13,     collaborative teaching model, which they said actively engages students and
 2011                            enables them to retain new information. Read More
 Franklin Institute and          Persuading Girls to Count on Math Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Barbie's much-
 Free Library of                 ballyhooed decision last year to choose computer engineering as her latest


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 Philadelphia: LEAP into              career was aided by the Society of Women Engineers and heralded as a key
 Science, Philadelphia, PA            step toward urging young girls to pursue careers in math and technology. But
 July 18-20, 2011                     a recent study from the University of Washington found that as early as
                                      second grade, American children associate math as an endeavor for boys.
 League for Innovation in             Read More
 the Community College:
 Second Annual STEMtech               Researchers Probe Causes of Math Anxiety Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
 Conference, Indianapolis,            Math problems make more than a few students-and even teachers-sweat, but
 IN, October 2-5, 2011                new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety
                                      so often associated with mathematics. Experts argue that "math anxiety" can
                                      bring about widespread, intergenerational discomfort with the subject, which
        Disclaimer                    could lead to anything from fewer students pursuing math and science
                                      careers to less public interest in financial markets. Read More
 Any opinions, findings, and
 conclusions, or recommendations      Green Tech: Finally, a Female-Friendly Engineering-Tech-Energy Field?
 expressed in the material            Sonita Lontoh, Forbes
 published in the NAPE Update are     Although it is still a male-dominated area, there is a lot of hope that unlike
 those of the author(s) and do not    the telecom, semiconductor or computer fields, cleantech can become a
 necessarily reflect the views of     sector where women become more engaged. While many clean technology
 NAPE. Furthermore, inclusion of a    leaders come from the male-dominated oil and gas and utility industries,
 product, program, or practice in     research suggests that women are more likely to be drawn to cleantech
 the NAPE Update does not             because it serves a higher purpose of creating a sustainable environment for
 imply its endorsement by NAPE.       this generation and beyond. Read More
                                      Bringing Them Back Inside Higher Ed
      Materials Use                   Increasing the ranks of women faculty members in STEM disciplines has
         Policy                       become an area of intense focus for academe in recent years, and attempts
                                      to boost these numbers have focused on everything from probing the barriers
 Please note that material found on   at individual institutions to encouraging more girls, while they are still in
 NAPE's website or distributed via
                                      school, to consider careers in these fields. The organizers of the On-Ramps
 any other means and created by
                                      into Academia workshop have taken a different approach: encouraging and
 NAPE and/or the NAPE Education
 Foundation is copyrighted.
                                      coaching talented and accomplished women to leave their positions in
 Learn more about the materials       private industry and return to campus. Read More
 use policy.
                                      Children of Recent Immigrants Lead America's Scientific Competitions
                                      Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News
                                      Quantifying what has long been obvious in Silicon Valley, a new analysis
                                      shows the majority of America's top high school science competitors are the
                                      children of new immigrants. The report by the National Foundation for
                                      American Policy, found that about two-thirds of the finalists at the Intel
     Funded by a grant from the       Science Talent Search were born to parents who hailed from either China or
    National Science Foundation,      India. Read More
   GSE/EXT: STEM Equity Pipeline
              Project,
      Grant No. HRD-0734056




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