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Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
by Kamla Modi, Ph.D., Research Analyst; Judy Schoenberg, Ed.M.; Director of Research and Outreach; and Kimberlee Salmond, M.P.P, Senior Researcher
(New York, N.Y.: Girl Scouts of the USA, 2012). (Executive Summary, 38 pp.)
Generation STEM is national research report investigating girls' perceptions, attitudes, and interests in the subjects and general field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from the voices of girls themselves. The report consists of a literature review, as well as qualitative (focus group) and quantitative (survey) research with 1,000 girls across the country. The study finds that girls are interested in STEM and aspire to STEM careers, but need further exposure and education about what STEM careers can offer, and how STEM can help girls make a difference in the world.
To find out more about the study, order or download the executive summary. You may also download supplemental material below related to findings from the study.
Webinar on "The Voices of Girls and Women and the Future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (ZIP)," featuring speakers from NASA, The New York Academy of Sciences, and Johns Hopkins University.