NASA Science4Girls: Engaging Girls in STEM at Their Local Library

Meinke, Bonnie K. and Smith, Denise A. and Bleacher, Lora and Hauck, Karin and Soeffing, Cassie (2014) NASA Science4Girls: Engaging Girls in STEM at Their Local Library. In: Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 429-432.

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Abstract

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Science Education and Public Outreach Forums coordinate the participation of SMD education and public outreach (EPO) programs inWomen’s HistoryMonth through the NASA Science4Girls and Their Families initiative. The initiative partners NASA science education programs with public libraries to provide NASA-themed hands-on education activities for girls and their families. The initiative has expanded from the successful 2012 Astro4Girls pilot to engage girls in all four NASA science discipline areas, which broadens the impact of the pilot by enabling audiences to experience the full range of NASA science topics and the different career skills each requires. The events focus on engaging underserved and underrepresented audiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) via use of research-based best practices, collaborations with libraries, partnerships with local and national organizations, and remote engagement of audiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 07:16
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1372

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