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Paper on Afterschool Outcomes Released

The Noyce Foundation has released their latest paper entitled "Examining the Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs" outlining the positive impacts that implementing STEM in after school can have

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Google Diversity Report & Unleashing STEM Mentors

Google Diversity Report and Unleashing STEM Mentors is a Huffington Post blog post on how Google released a diversity report that shows a severe lack of women (only 17%) & minority (under 3%) working in Google tech positions, how most technology companies do not share such information, & how some companies are working to push for female & minority participation through mentoring, university partnerships, apprenceships, & internships.

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STELAR Website Launched

The STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) is proud to announce the release of their new website after transitioning from their old ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC).

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InformalScience.org

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance Informal Science Education (ISE) by creating a website for people who are conducting ISE research, projects, and evaluations. Through ISE, educators and researchers can submit project ideas, look for research collaborators, or browse evaluations in STEM related subjects.

 

To visit Informalscience.org, click here.

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The Coalition for Science After School Newsletter

The Coalition for Science After School exists to ensure that science, engineering, math, and technology are part of afterschool and summer learning environments. This resource serves to bridge the gap between experts in the science community and afterschool providers. Stay connected by signing up for their newsletter.

To sign up for the Coalition for Science After School newsletter, please click here.

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Afterschool Alliance Research

The Afterschool Alliance website allows educators to search for research by topic. Most of the research pertains to the effectiveness of afterschool programs and strategies that were implemented in different programs.

To access information about the AfterSchool Alliance, click here.

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Defining an Afterschool Research Agenda

This site is designed to share results from the ITEST Convening: "Defining an Afterschool Research Agenda." Funded by the National Science Foundation, this three-day event was held June 9-11, 2010 in St. Paul at Science Museum of Minnesota. Together, convening attendees worked to craft a field-informed research agenda to identify gaps and clarify central questions regarding STEM workforce development in the afterschool environment. Read the Convening Full Report or Report Summary.

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Great Science for Girls

The Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development (EEC/AED) through a grant from the National Science Foundation has developed Great Science for Girls: Extension Services for Gender Equity in Science through After School Programs (GSG), to provide inquiry-based, informal science learning programs that will stimulate girls’ curiosity, interest and persistence in STEM and break down the barriers of gender stereotyping.

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