The decreasing number of women who are graduating in the Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields continues to
be a major concern. Despite national support in the form of grants
provided by National Science Foundation, National Center for
Information and Technology and legislation passed such as the
Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that encourages women to enter the
STEM fields, the number of women actually graduating in these
fields is surprisingly low. For many years it was thought
competition was a deterrent for female adolescents in the STEM
fields. Research is now demonstrating the opposite. Data have been
collected to help explain why young women are reticent to take
technology or engineering type courses in high school and college.
Often these courses were thought to have masculine and "nerdy"
overtones. The courses were usually majority male enrollments and
appeared to be very competitive. With more female adolescents
engaging in this type of competitive atmosphere, this study
gathered information focusing on a robotics competition and its
appeal to young women.
Lap Lambert Academic Publishing
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Kathryn Betz Notter
||229 x 152 x 11mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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