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More Research Needed on STEM Programs' Impact, Patent Filings by Women Have Risen Fastest in Academia, I Spent Spring Break Teaching Girls to Code, Moving the Needle... How Fast is Fast Enough?, Can an Algorithm Hire Better Than a Human?

July 29, 2015

More Research Needed on STEM Programs' Impact

According to a new report from the National Research Council, summarized in a recent blog post on Education Week, after-school and summer education activities in STEM are growing faster than research into the quality of the programs, particularly when it comes to understanding what programs work best for which students.

Ways to Increase Male Advocacy in Gender Diversity Efforts, A Look at What Works in Making Computer Science More Inviting, College Board and NSF Expand Partnership to Introduce Advanced Placement Computer Science Classes to High Schools Across the U.S.

June 24, 2015

Ways to Increase Male Advocacy in Gender Diversity Efforts

Last month, NCWIT’s Catherine Ashcraft and Wendy DuBow penned an article in Fast Company that offers research-based suggestions on how to get men involved in gender diversity efforts. Titled “The Tricky (And Necessary) Business Of Being A Male Advocate For Gender Equality,” it begins by citing two key reasons that men need to advocate for gender diversity:

NCWIT at SIGCSE

March 3, 2015

NCWIT at SIGCSE 2015

SIGCSE is one of the biggest events of the year for computer science educators, and NCWIT is excited that we’ll be there in full force again this year. Here’s a breakdown of where and when you can find NCWIT during this event.=

March 8 is International Women’s Day

February 26, 2015

March 8 is just around the corner, and it happens to be International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD takes place each year on March 8 during Women’s History Month, marking a time to celebrate women’s achievements, call for change, and advocate for equality. All month long, NCWIT will highlight past and present women in technology. We hope you’ll be inspired to participate along with us!

Did You Know? NCWIT Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

February 10, 2015

Did you know that collaborating with other NCWIT Alliance Members and sharing your efforts for broadening participation in computing is just one click away? Using the Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT), members can post activities related to recruitment, retention, mentoring practices, outreach programs, and more. ACT can motivate you to set goals and to help you learn about or try new activities.

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