Sunday, April 16, 2000


“Girls Can Succeed in Science: Antidotes for Science Phobia in Boys and Girls,” by Linda Samuels, Corwin Press, 1999. In this book, a science teacher offers methods for getting students, particularly girls, motivated and interested in science.


Association for Women in Science, 1200 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone: 202/326-8940. Web site: This professional organization for women scientists, engineers and students offers mentoring programs, internships and a leadership conference.

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Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics ( has a site for parents, educators and women science and technology professionals aimed at supporting girls who are interested in science and technology. The site has extensive links to science organizations and a guidebook for designing programs for middle and high school girls.
American Association of University Women has a copy of its report on girls and science education, “Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America,” which can be ordered through its Web site (
Portland Community College has a site (https://spot.pcc/edu/academ/symulti/gallery) called “The Gallery of Success,” which features profiles of 18 women in technical careers.

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