Many organizations are promoting STEM diversity and inclusion through research on women and girls in STEM. SWE shares some of this external research here.
The ARC Network
The ARC Network strives to advance equity nationally by facilitating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based systemic initiatives. Members of the ARC Network community have access to a rich library of curated resources, including reports, white papers, briefings, unpublished manuscripts, toolkits, datasets, training videos, evaluation practices, and many other resources produced by researchers and practitioners involved in STEM equity. The ARC Network is funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program.
To join the ARC Network and have access to articles from SWE’s annual literature review as well as many other STEM equity literature, visit equityinstem.org.
Download the 2021 report to learn about the NSF ADVANCE Program’s progress over the last 20 years. Since 2001, NSF has invested over $365 million towards projects aimed at making organizational change for gender equity in STEM academic professions.
Links to External Resources
- Ignored Potential: A Collaborative Road Map for Increasing African-American Women in Engineering: This report was developed for NSBE, SWE, and WEPAN.
- NAMEPA Counts National Engineering Enrollment Dashboard: An interactive look at the data provided by ASEE on engineering enrollment by gender, race, and discipline.
- STEM Equity Program Evaluation Rubric: This rubric, developed by the Intermountain STEM (IM STEM) project funded by NSF, is designed to help program administrators, designers, implementers and funders identify the critical attributes of a STEM program to determine the degree to which it is inclusive and supports access and success for students who historically have not engaged in STEM.
- The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub, in partnership with the National Girls Collaborative Project, developed a research brief entitled Evidence-based Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Girls and Women in STEM. The research brief highlights the gender disparities along the educational pathways to career choice and discusses evidence-based strategies that can address the barriers to girls’ and women’s participation in STEM.
Other organizations who provide data and reports on women in STEM: