“Tulane study says female role models help get girls interested in science…” ?>

“Tulane study says female role models help get girls interested in science…”

“Studies have long shown that girls are less likely than boys to be interested in math and science, but new research by Tulane University researchers published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that matching girls with female role models could ‘dramatically’ reverse that trend.

The study is titled ‘Improving Girls’ Sense of Fit in Science: Increasing the Impact of Role Models.’ Led by Laurie O’Brien, an associate professor of psychology at Tulane, it was conducted during a science outreach event where middle-school girls were exposed to multiple female role models[….]

Created by Donata Henry, a senior professor of practice in ecology and evolutionary biology, the annual program gives middle-school girls the opportunity to spend a day working with female scientists and female students in the School of Science and Engineering.”

More information: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/education/article_5361d19a-af65-11e6-abdb-a724c6cae0b8.html


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