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New AAUW Research: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. The YouTube video is available now!

Download the AAUW report, "Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing.

Opening the Gendered Toolbox: The Advancement and Treatment of Women in Engineering at the Undergraduate Level - This documentary film by Emily Baker, Clarkson University Class of 2016, examines the conclusions of AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, through the lens of women engineering students at Clarkson. The report features the latest data on girls’ achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Opening the Gendered Toolbox tells the story of seven Clarkson female engineering students in a variety of disciplines. Emily Baker did an Internship with AAUW-NYS Public Policy VP Donna Seymour in Spring 2016.

Expand the Gendered Toolbox: Opening STEM Fields to Girls - This presentation was given to educators and guidance counselors who brought students from 11 St. Lawrence County School to the annual Women in Engineering Day at SUNY Canton on May 11, 2016. The event was cosponsored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the North Country Young Women’s Leadership Institute. Over 230 girls in grades 7-11 got hands-on instruction in nine STEM engineering fields. (May 11, 2016)

Women in Engineering Day 2016 - At the Women in Engineering Day 2016, 235 North Country girls were introduced to a wide array of engineering fields at SUNY Canton. Co-sponsored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the Young Women’s Leadership Institute of the North Country, the day-long event for students from 11 county schools was a hand-on opportunity to explore to the engineering field. (May 11, 2016)

Grow Your STEM Knowledge - The Jefferson County Branch of AAUW-NYS put on a one-day Grow Your STEM Knowledge event at the Charles H. Bohlen Technical Center at the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Center in Watertown. The four STEM workshops focused on Engineering, Chemistry, Forensic and Biomedical Science for girls in 5-8th grade. (May 7, 2016)

Video: Women in Engineering Day at SUNY Canton - SUNY Canton released a video of this year's Women in Engineering Day for 235 local school girls from 7-th11 grade. The commentator is the 2016 Keynoter, Brig. General Miyako N. Schanely, Executive Director of the SUNY North Country Consortium. Miyako Schanely made history as the first female engineer in the Army Reserve and second in the Army to make general officer. She was the deputy commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg, MS. AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the Young Women’s Leadership Institute of the North Country co-sponsored WIE 2016 with SUNY Canton.

AAUW Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes - Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Inspired by AAUW’s research report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, students implemented projects to empower women and girls in those fields, where women are particularly underrepresented.

STEM Resouces

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Opening the Gendered Toolbox: The Advancement and Treatment of Women in Engineering at the Undergraduate Level - This documentary film by Emily Baker, Clarkson University Class of 2016, examines the conclusions of AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, through the lens of women engineering students at Clarkson. The report features the latest data on girls’ achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Opening the Gendered Toolbox tells the story of seven Clarkson female engineering students in a variety of disciplines. Emily Baker did an Internship with AAUW-NYS Public Policy VP Donna Seymour in Spring 2016.

Expand the Gendered Toolbox: Opening STEM Fields to Girls - This presentation was given to educators and guidance counselors who brought students from 11 St. Lawrence County School to the annual Women in Engineering Day at SUNY Canton on May 11, 2016. The event was cosponsored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the North Country Young Women’s Leadership Institute. Over 230 girls in grades 7-11 got hands-on instruction in nine STEM engineering fields. (May 11, 2016)

Women in Engineering Day 2016 - At the Women in Engineering Day 2016, 235 North Country girls were introduced to a wide array of engineering fields at SUNY Canton. Co-sponsored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the Young Women’s Leadership Institute of the North Country, the day-long event for students from 11 county schools was a hand-on opportunity to explore to the engineering field. (May 11, 2016)

Grow Your STEM Knowledge event at the Charles H. Bohlen Technical Center at the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Center in Watertown. The four STEM workshops focused on Engineering, Chemistry, Forensic and Biomedical Science for girls in 5-8th grade. (May 7, 2016)

Spotlight on STEM in the Classroom - In this Spotlight, explore inclusive STEM high schools, inter-district and museum resources for teaching STEM, how nanoscience lessons can engage students in science, and the civic importance of science instruction.


Updated: December 6, 2017

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  • 'Let it Code' with Frozen-inspired coding - Code.org unveiled a computer science tutorial featuring heroines Anna and Elsa from The Walt Disney Company's film "Frozen." The tutorial kicks off the second annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science - especially by girls - during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 8-14, 2014. Thanks to Disney Interactive, students will learn to write code that enables Disney Infinity versions of Disney's "Frozen" characters Anna and Elsa to draw snowflakes and snowmen and perform magical "ice craft" in Code.org's signature lesson for the Hour of Code 2014. The tutorial aims to teach logic and math and nurtures creative thinking through introductory computer programming. Students and teachers can try "Artist with Anna & Elsa" now at Code Studio.
  • Hour of Code is almost here - try our Angry Birds tutorial! - The overwhelming majority of children - and parents - should be familiar with the objective of Angry Birds: use the bird to squash the pig. In our Hour of Code Angry Birds tutorial, that is exactly what you have to do. But instead of catapulting the bird using a touch screen, you need to use the basics of coding to create a script that will allow the bird to navigate the obstacles to reach its porcine foe. By adding a fun and familiar element to the Hour of Code tutorials, children use their brains in a way that makes them think about how they can map out the processes required to complete the goal.


    STEM Resouces:

    STEM job growth:

    Obama STEM graduate goals: A HREF="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/01/technology-inclusion-summit">White House Council on Women and Girls

    Women in the workforce

    Medical school graduates: American Association of Medical Colleges

    Percentage of women in various fields: Bureau of Labor Statistics

    STEM pay: U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration


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