Websites for Parents, Educators, Girls and Young Women about Engineering
The web sites below apply the latest findings regarding how to present engineering career possibilities to parents, educators, girls, and young women.
- Extraordinary Women Engineers Final Report April 2005 – Extraordinary Women Engineers Project coalition. Key findings and recommendations from the Executive Summary on reverse of sheet. http://www.engineeringwomen.org describes the organizational goals.
- Aspire SWE K-12 Outreach. Society of Women Engineers – Links to many other sites and materials for parents, educators, and girls. Links range from gender equity resources to summer camps.
- Engineer Girl! The National Academies National Academy of Engineering – Primarily for middle school girls. Includes a description of an Engineering Without Borders project. Life profiles of women engineers (in their own words), etc.
- Engineer Your Life. A guide to engineering for high school girls Extraordinary Women Engineers Project coalition. Meet Inspiring Women includes vidoes of women engineers (Tanya Martinez includes Native American singing and drumming video). For Engineers describes the Key Findings of the Extraordinary Women Engineers Final Report 2005. There is a video of key findings. For Counselors and Parents under Advising Your Kids you can download brochures and watch Design Squad.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Official web site of Girl Scouts of the USA – Lighten Up! Downloadable resource.
- The Society of Women Engineers
- Advocacy/Resources tab Public Policy tab offers up-to-date information about the application of Title IX to STEM career fields (PDF)
- The American Chemical Society – Under “Explore Chemistry” try their “Podcasts”
- The American Institute of Physics – Under “Recruiting Tools for undergraduate physics departments” see their “Physics Success Stories.”
This list is prepared by Professor Karen Horton, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Maine.