TechGirl: A website for middle-school girls interested in science and engineering

James Adams, Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Meena Nimmagadda, Michael Wagner, Milica Milovancevic, Anjali Gupta, Sandhya Pillalamarri, Sasha Pasulka

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Abstract

TechGirl is an exciting, dynamically evolving, interactive website dedicated to helping middle school girls learn about science and engineering. It is intended to help them develop an appreciation for the beneficial impact of science and engineering on society, and to encourage them to consider a possible career in science and engineering. The site contains three major parts: a role-playing game, a science/engineering knowledge game, and biographical sketches. A discussion of the site, initial assessment, and the initial impact on young women will be discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Pages4255-4266
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

Other

Other2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period6/22/036/25/03

Keywords

  • Interactive Website
  • Middle School Education
  • Women in Engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Adams, J., Anderson-Rowland, M. R., Nimmagadda, M., Wagner, M., Milovancevic, M., Gupta, A., Pillalamarri, S., & Pasulka, S. (2003). TechGirl: A website for middle-school girls interested in science and engineering. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 4255-4266)