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Are Girls Really More Anxious About Math?

The researchers suggested lower self-reported math abilities in mathematics may be the reason behind the discrepancy in levels of anxiety reported by girls. The team posited the generalized survey may actually support inaccurate beliefs about female math competence, negatively biasing girls’ self-assessments and aggravating their math anxiety.

[ via redOrbit ]

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Girls power into history in electric vehicle race

“Originally we were just going to make one bike and enter it for the class but with the interest and engagement we had from the kids we realised the best way to do it was boys against girls and make two.

“There was some excellent, healthy competition and I think the kids really enjoyed it.”

[ via Maitland Mercury ]

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Nurturing a STEM Sisterhood

Everyone can reach out to the young women in their lives and provide them with the encouragement they need. The lack of women in the upper levels of STEM fields has little to do with a lack of ability or talent; it has to do with a culture in the STEM workforce — and in society as a whole — that has discouraged them from fully participating.

[ via The Huffington Post ]

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For girls from displaced families, an introduction to engineering

The program, “Engineering Girls — It Takes a Village,” is unusual in its focus on recruiting young girls, ages 9 to 15, from displaced families. Over the last four months, school officials worked with the Century Villages at Cabrillo, a transitional housing community, to recruit girls and bring them to the university in August for one week of engineering workshops.

[ via Los Angeles Times ]