Tag Archives: Statistics

US News Raytheon STEM Index

Interactive data from 2015.   See the Degrees Granted Index and explore number of degrees by Gender and Race.  The High School Interest is also very interesting to explore by Gender.  Males are much higher than females for all STEM areas but science where they are nearly equal.  Almost all of the data in the interactive report can be explored by race and gender; I encourage you to scroll through the document to find what you are looking for.

For data methodology, please visit this link.

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Girls Scouts: Generation STEM – what girls say

Interesting 2011 research study by Girl Scouts  Research Institute, sponsored by Lockheed Martin.   Note that Finding #5 pp 20-24, pointed out significant racial/ethnic group differences.  Specifically, African American and Hispanic girls say they have just as much interest in STEM as Caucasian girls, but they have had less exposure to STEM, less adult support for pursuing STEM fields, lower academic achievement, and greater awareness of gender barriers in STEM professions. However, their confidence and ability to overcome obstacles are high, pointing to the strong role of individual characteristics in STEM interest and perceived ability in these subjects.

Four years later, I wonder how much the picture has changed?

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Techbridge – Celebrating 15th Year

Techbridge has been inspiring girls to change the world through science, technology, and engineering.   See the Evaluation Results  infographic for the 2013-14 school year and more.  We will be looking at what it would take to implement this type of program in Arizona.

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Change the Equation – Vital Signs for Arizona Women

According to a 2013 study by Change the Equation, women were awarded one out of five engineering degrees in Arizona and one out of four computer science degrees.  This is an ongoing trend that is not changing significantly year over year.   


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