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Measuring Subtle Shifts: Career Interests of Middle School Girls in a Technology Fluency Informal Education Program

Build IT is a technology fluency program for middle school girls developed by SRI International and Girls Inc. of Alameda County. One of the program's goals is to encourage participants to explore and pursue careers in STEM fields. To do this, girls create technologies and meet women working in...

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Eval10 Session 258: Evaluation in Action: A Sample of Tracking and Timing Methodologies in Museums, Culturals, and Informal Education Settings

This session was presented at the 2010 AEA conference in San Antonio. It contains PDFs of PowerPoints presented by Kathleen Tinworth, Cheryl Kessler, Joe E. Heimlich, Carey Tisdal, and Claudia Figueiredo. #Informal #2010Conference #museums #timing #Instruments #HowTo ...

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Evaluation of an Initiative Designed to Encourage Young Women to Seek Engineering Careers: The Engineer Your Life Initiative

(AEA 2010 Poster Presentation 137) This paper describes the three-year evaluation of an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to: 1) increase college-bound females’ understanding of engineering, 2) inspire young women to explore engineering as a career and 3) help counselors and...

Evaluation of Engineer Your Life_Paulsen.pdf


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Promising Practices for Engaging Girls in IT

Informal Information Technology (IT) education programs serving girls between grades 6 – 12 were surveyed to identify practices effective in engaging girls in IT. Women are significantly underrepresented in IT education paths and careers and many programs aim to increase girls’ interest to...

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Eval12 Session 191: Distributed Evaluation - Benefits and Challenges of Cross-Organization Collaborations

Presenter(s):Gina Svarovsky, Science Museum of Minnesota, gsvarovsky@smm.orgAmy Grack Nelson, Science Museum of Minnesota, agnelson@smm.orgAbstract: Evaluation projects involving evaluators distributed across the country can have several benefits, but also present a range of challenges. The...

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Eval13: Session 603 - Collaborative and Inclusive Design of an International Shared Measurement System

The presentation from Jeremy Paley and Aimee White about creating a international shared measurement system for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation #sharedindicators #collaborativedesign #Non-ProfitsandFoundationsEvaluation #Collaborative,ParticipatoryandEmpowermentEval ...

Final CIMS AEA presentation Oct 2013.pdf