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Girls and Engineering

This collection on girls and engineering offers a wealth of engineering-only focused resources, including profiles of women engineers with a heavy emphasis on design, making, art included with engineering.
A Collection By Jen Stancil
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Girls and Engineering
  • Jen Stancil says:
    A lovely book for K-3rd graders about the inventiveness of women through time.
  • cnn.com
    cnn.com

    An overview of engineering and higher education

    Article
    Jen Stancil says:
    Why are so few of our students turning to engineering? Are we building a system that deters engineers?
  • Jen Stancil says:
    Roominate is an open-ended toy designed to combine engineering, imagination an art. Your students will enjoy posting to the online gallery of project. Teachers may also want to see similar co-ed maker kits - Kit Hub and the Gallery of Awesomeness. These open-ended kits and toys might help a student show you something a test can't.
  • Jen Stancil says:
    Sylvia is a tween girl who has her own web show, books, and more around making science fun! Sylvia is a real girl who owns loving making, engineering, science and showing what she can do!
  • Try Engineering

    Lesson plan
    tryengineering.org
    tryengineering.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    Try engineering offers extensive 2nd grade to 12th grade searchable index of lesson plans around engineering.
  • Engineer Girl

    Website
    engineergirl.org
    engineergirl.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    Engineer Girl is a National Academy of Engineering website with exhaustive profiles, ask an engineer, clubs, and scholarship information for 6th grade and above.
  • Jen Stancil says:
    "Design Squad is a live action TV series and competition from PBS Kids where real kids compete in engineering challenges to win scholarship money. Design Squad offers an interactive website with games for 4th grade and up in engineering. All elements of Design Squad are standards aligned and perfect for both short afterschool interactions, as well as longer, assigned classroom projects. "
  • Jen Stancil says:
    The altruism element of engineering to help people and communities across the world strongly attracts young women disproportionate to their under 15% employment levels in engineering. One of my favorite studies can be found here about this phenomenon: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ739038.
  • Jen Stancil says:
    Tinker CAD is a building and graphic design 3D software for kids that introduces them to the concept of computer aided design. Other free software includes Google SketchUp.
  • GirlStart

    Website
    girlstart.org
    girlstart.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    Girl Start offers free online modules as well as purchaseable programs for afterschool, conferences, and in the classroom for targeted at girls 4th - 8th grade.
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