“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Einstein
WSF is an action research group to go beyond EYH and break the barriers for girls in STEM connected careers. In Year One we read the AAUW Book, “Why So Few” and imagined what we could do to implement solutions in the Houston area.
The book and other details are located at www.aauw.org/research/why-so-few. We are currently reading “Mindset, the New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck to bring about a growth-mind set. In 2013 we are still talking about the problem – Listen to Science Friday and the STEM Gender Gap. We need role models in schools sharing hands-on activities connected to STEM professions. Can you help?
- Sent to candidates who make laws:
- Research from AAUW Why So Few Women in STEM fields shows lack of Spatial Reasoning a major factor. Yet, teachers rarely have the time to support the hands-on projects needed to build spatial reasoning in public schools.
- In Texas Spatial Reason has been removed in the math TEKS as a major area of study in elementary schools, personal finance was added. Will this increase the gender gap? Instead of talking about generalities in education reform, we need to address this major problem.
We would like to support the participants in the Expanding Your Horizons Conference to continue learning beyond this powerful day of hands-on presentations by professionals in the field. This forum is for those concerned about education, and who just want to talk and think together. The focus ideas from the first meeting produced our helping hand.