The Sounds of Progress: The Changing Role of Girls and Women in Science and Engineering

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A two-part radio series, supported by the National Science Foundation, highlighting the role of women, past and present, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

With support form the National Science Foundation, WAMC Northeast Public Radio has produced a two-part radio series highlighting the role of women in science and engineering fields.

Part I: Eight documentary-style stories examining the latest research and educational practices designed to increase the participation of women and girls in science and engineering. The stories take listeners on an audio road trip to colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to give practitioners, researchers, and study participants an opportunity to share their findings and experiences with a national audience.

Part II: Twenty-six two-minute stories about fascinating women pioneers in science and engineering. These stories explore the lives and work of women, past and present, who made major contributions in science and engineering fields. Kate Mulgrew (internationally known for her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek Voyager?) narrates the stories of twenty-six women, from 12th Century India to modern-day New York City.

The Sounds of Progress is a resource for researchers, teachers, guidance counselors, college professors, organizational leaders, parents, young girls and women, or anyone working to advance gender equity in science and engineering. In addition to these target audiences, individuals of all ages and backgrounds will find the radio series interesting, engaging, and educational.
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With support form the National Science Foundation, WAMC Northeast Public Radio has produced a two-part radio series highlighting the role of women in science and engineering fields. Part I: Eight documentary-style stories examining the latest research and educational practices designed to increase the participation of women and girls in science and engineering. The stories take listeners on an audio road trip to colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to give practitioners, researchers, and study participants an opportunity to share their findings and experiences with a national audience. Part II: Twenty-six two-minute stories about fascinating women pioneers in science and engineering. These stories explore the lives and work of women, past and present, who made major... Show full description


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Research suggests that the experiences girls have with science during their middle school years are the most critical in determining whether they ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2008
  • Length: 14:37
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Researchers conducting a longitudinal study on the effectiveness of the STEM scholarship program at Norfolk State University have some results. Ear...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2008
  • Length: 10:26
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Norfolk State University (NSU) created a scholarship program to encourage African American students to pursue degrees in STEM. African American wom...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2008
  • Length: 12:10
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Learn how Dr. Lecia Barker, a researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is working with a computer magnet program in the Denver public ...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Sep 19, 2008
  • Length: 15:23
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