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GSE/EXT: Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Museum Network

 

Girls RISEnet, a partnership between the Miami Science Museum, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and SECME, Inc., is strengthening the professional capacity of informal science educators to engage and motivate minority girls in grades 6-12 to explore and pursue science and engineering careers. 

The project addresses the national need to cultivate diversity in preparing the next generation of female scientists and engineers. 

 Objectives include: 

  • Utilize the national network of science centers and museums to raise awareness and broaden access for girls underrepresented in STEM.
  • Develop linkages between organizations with the common purpose of increasing the pipeline of minority female engineers. 
  • Facilitate translation of gender and diversity research into practice through a unified training program. 
  • Provide ongoing services, access to program materials, and tools to broaden the ability of science centers to provide relevant and engaging programming for girls. 

Museums and science centers serving as regional training hubs include: 

Core components of the project include: 

  • Train-the-trainer model to build capacity of 11 partner museums and museum practitioners in their regions. 
  • Follow-up support
  • Mini-grants and travel awards to support implementation in regions (The Girls RISEnet minigrant program is now closed)
  • Web site resources

To learn more about workshops near you, click here or click on the WORKSHOPS tab above. 

 

 

 

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Miami Science Museum, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences