ITEST Data Brief: ITEST Participants - Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Groups

Publications

ITEST Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2012The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers. The ITEST Management Information System (MIS) asked projects to identify characteristics of their student participants, and this Data Brief explores that information to see whether and to what degree projects are working with underserved and underrepresented students.

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ITEST Webinar: Cultural Relevance in Science Teaching

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Presenter: Dr. Angelicque Tucker Blackmon, National Science Foundation 

Summary: This presentation shares resources and approaches for culturally relevant science teaching, followed by specific examples of these approaches used by ITEST project staff Deborah Muscella of the Technology at the Crossroads Project in Boston and Simon Karpen of the SUCCEED Apprenticeship project in Raleigh, NC, and a question and answer session.

See link to webinar recording.

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The Power of Collaboration: Providing High-Quality Computer Science Opportunities to K-12 Youth

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Summary: This webcast featured two projects that utilize collaboration to engage underrepresented youth in Computer Science activities: The Computer Science Collaboration Project, which aims to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups and ITEST project, Watsonville Tecnologia­a-Educacion-Comunidad (TEC), an after-school technology program for Latino youth.   The vision of the project is to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups in computer science opportunities and activities by effectively building coll

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Gender Indicators in Science, Engineering and Technology

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This Toolkit for Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology, designed for guidance in collecting sex-disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities, aims at helping decision-makers, researchers, and practitioners understand gender issues better and formulate successful policy and programming. It intends to promote a common approach in the systematic collection of sex-disaggregated data in science and technology.In addition to guidance in collecting data, each Toolkit provides an overview of the participation of women in STEM fields, both in industrialized and

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