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What Does a Manhattan College Engineer Look Like? (YouTube)
Check out this awesome video from Manhattan College on women engineers.

Gold Awardee, Natalie Gold Works to Close Gender Gap in STEM Careers (Girl Scouts)
8/14/2015 – My name is Natalie Gold. I’’ve been a Girl Scout for the past eight years, and I’m starting my junior year at Santa Monica High School. I became interested in coding after hosting a Made with Code party for Santa Monica Girl Scouts at my house, where we all coded bracelets. My high school didn’’t have a computer science class or a coding class, so at the beginning of my sophomore year my friend and I started a Google Coding Club. (full article)

NASA Pluto Mission Member Talks about How to Get More Women into STEM (AAUW)    EYO 2015 News

7/31/2015 – “No one expected any of this,” says AAUW American Fellow and NASA astrophysicist Kimberly Ennico-Smith. “It’s been electric working on a mission to a new world.” She’s talking about her role as deputy project scientist for NASA’s New Horizons mission, the historic project responsible for capturing unprecedented photos of Pluto. (full article)

Introduce Girls to Engineering (AAUW)
AAUW suggests four things that you, as a parent or sister or scout leader or whatever, can do to introduce the girl in your life to engineering: (1)Give her a hero, (2)Invest in her imagination, (3)Watch your language, (4)Get her involved with like minded girls. (full article)

AAUW Research Reports

Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing (2015)STE-cover-240

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2010)

Where The Girls Are (2008)

Under the Microscope: A Decade of Gender Equity Projects in the Sciences (2004)

Beyond the “Gender Wars”: A Conversation About Girls, Boys, and Education (2001)

Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age (2000)