“As the U.S. becomes more scientifically complex and its job market more technology-driven, the national need for a larger, more diverse, science-and computer-literate and skilled workforce becomes more acute.”

- New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering. National Science Foundation, 2003.

Fun Sites to Explore

Alice is a free teaching tool for introductory computing. Developed by Carnegie Mellon University, Alice uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.

ATE Centers Impact
Bookmark this site! All of the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Centers can be reached via this web portal; resources in six major categories: Agricultural Technology & Biotechnology; Chemical & Process Technology; Engineering Technology; Environmental Technology; Information Technology; and Manufacturing Technology & Nanotechnology.

Website of the Girls Math and Science Partnership, an initiative housed at Carnegie Science Center, aimed at helping to assure girls will be motivated, educated, and prepared to be a part of the globally competitive science and technology workforce of tomorrow.

Design and Discovery: Experiencing Engineering through Design (curriculum)
Intel Education

A celebration of women in engineering with contests and career exploration

Free video: “You Can Be Anything
Center for Women & Information Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Fun Works
A multimedia career exploration site with a focus on how science, math and technology are used in a wide variety of jobs.

A non-profit organization founded in Austin, Texas in 1997 to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology. Girlstart provides hands-on learning in math, science, technology and engineering concepts to a diverse group of girls and their parents. Girlstart has served over 10,000 girls and families with after-school clubs, free Saturday camps, science nights, family math nights, summer camps and more!

Girl Scouts of America

Her Lab in Your Life: Women in Chemistry
A virtual exhibition from the Chemical Heritage Foundation

National Engineers Week Foundation: A Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering
Live webcasts February 17-23, 2008 (Archived for replay)

National Girls Collaborative Project: Advancing the Agenda for Gender Equity in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering

Nontrad 101 & Nontrad 102
Free online self-paced professional development courses developed by the San Diego County Regional Occupational Program as part of the Nontraditional Careers Statewide Leadership Project.

Optics for Teens
A fun site from the Optical Society of America (OSA)

Pathways to Technology
A multimedia project funded by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation, the site highlights technology degree programs at community colleges. The video series, recruitment toolkit, and outreach initiative are designed for prospective students, returning students, parents, guidance counselors, and community college educators.

Posters of women scientists and beautiful photography illustrating scientific concepts
The posters can be downloaded to be printed out at 8.5" × 11". Also, under some posters there are movies and other media.

Project Implicit: Implicit Assumption Tests

Resource List for Gender Equity in Career Education

An educational virtual world with hands-on, inquiry-based activities in science and technology for children ages 8 to 15

Women-related websites in science and technology