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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v8.i2.80
13 pages

SCIENCE CAREER INTERESTS AMONG HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ONE YEAR AFTER PARTICIPATION IN A SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM

Katherine A. Phillips
Science Education Consultant, Fairfax, VA
Lloyd Barrow
University of Missouri-Columbia
Meera Chandrasekhar
University of Missouri-Columbia

Краткое описание

A residential summer program, the New Experiences far Women in Science and Technology (Newton) Academy, was developed to encourage high school girls' interest in the physical sciences and engineering. The goal of the Newton Academy was to increase and/or maintain interest and participation in the physical sciences among high schoolgirls. This study, part of a larger evaluation of the academy, reports the results of a follow-up of the 1998 Newton Academy participants 1 year after participation. It focuses on the participants' interests in the physical sciences and related careers as measured by the Strong Interest Inventory before and 1 year after participation. The results a/participant interviews conducted to further illuminate the findings from the quantitative data are also presented.


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