Professional Associations

Resources for Students

I Was Wondering
Designed for students, this is a project of the National Academy of Sciences. It showcases accomplishments of contemporary women in science.

Girls Go Tech
A Girl Scout site, this allows girls to explore careers and real-world applications of mathematics, science and technology.

Resources for Educators

National Coalition of Girls Schools STEM page
This is a comprehensive website that includes links to research reports, lesson plans, professional development and more.

Women Scientists in History
Biographical information on women scientists.

Doing What Works
Digital workshops focused on research-based practice guides. Homepage: 

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science , a Practice Guide from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Research-based recommendations for engaging girls in math and science. Provides teachers with specific recommendations that can be carried out in the regular classroom.

Research on the Education of Girls

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Research report by the Association of American University Women, explains the factors behind the continued low numbers of women in STEM fields.

Women Graduates of Single-sex and Co-educational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College. Linda J. Sax, Ph.D.
Describes the different experiences of young women educated in singe-sex schools vs. co-educational schools, using sophisticated statistical models.