Science for Girls is Science for All

Despite decades of attention, girls and women remain underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. The reasons for this are not a mystery. Cultural norms, traditional science teaching, and the climate of science practice all send the clear message that girls are not welcome here.

Chicks Dig Science presents information on practices that work for engaging girls (and lots more students) with science and resources for parents and teachers who want to support girls in their lives and classrooms.

Check out the SLOG (science blog) in the coming weeks for posts on interesting research, insights, and easy to understand syntheses of theory in science motivation.

 

 
 

 

Resources

Coming Soon! The resources page will provide content and links to useful sites for engaging girls with science. 

In the meantime, check this out!

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Disclaimer

This site and the blog will not be addressing arguments about girls innate abilities vis a vis math and science. Theories that girls just are not good at science have been thoroughly debunked and merit no further discussion here. 

 
 

Outreach & Research

Much of the information shared here and on the Slog comes from research conducted on the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence at the University of Oregon (SPICE). SPICE is a cohort-based informal science education program targeting middle school girls (ages 11-14). The program provides a series of themed summer camps for girls in the greater Eugene-Springfield area of Lane County Oregon. The program has been in service since 2008 and has been the subject of rigorous research since 2013. For more information about the program check out the SPICE web site. For more about the research, check out Brandy's research page.