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The Women in STEM Knowledge Center (WSKC) is a knowledge repository consisting of over 2,00 resource annotations accessible to a global audience.

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Women in Science: A Fair Shake?

Resource Title: Women in Science: A Fair Shake?
Description/Annotation: This article reviews several books discussing women's inequality in science.
Author Last Name: Etzkowitz
Author First Name: Henry
Additional Author: Gupta
: Namrata
Publication Date: 2006
Page Numbers: 185-199
Publication Title: Minerva
Volume: 44
Source: JSTOR

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Resource Type Categories: Articles/Reports Articles/Reports » Literature Reviews Topical Categories: Career Factors Cultural Influences Cultural Influences » Gender Diversity Career Factors » Professional Development

 

 

Book

"Doing it the hard way": Investigations of Gender and Technology

Resource Title:

"Doing it the hard way": Investigations of Gender and Technology

Description/Annotation:

This book is a collection of the works of Sally Hacker plus a series of interviews by sociologist-feminist Dorothy Smith. It explores Sally Hacker's integration of research with feminist activism.

Author Last Name:

Hacker

Author First Name:

Sally

Publisher:

Unwin Hyman

Publisher Location:

Boston

Publication Date:

1990

Database Name:

Worldcat

Link Type:

Library catalog, Available for sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Cultural Influences » Gender Diversity Cultural Influences » Gendered Occupations & Study Choices

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Resource Title:

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Description/Annotation:

This book, currently only available as a prepublication, proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field. The resource outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12 that will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the disciplinary core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built. The book will guide standards developers, curriculum designers, assessment developers, teacher educators, state and district science administrators, teachers, and educators who work in informal science environments. Although the book is currently available as a PDF of the prepublication, the final version can be pre-ordered.

Author Last Name:

National Research Council

Publisher:

The National Academies Press

Publisher Location:

Washington, DC

Publication Date:

2012, Mar

Page Numbers:

1-270

Source:

NAP

Link Type:

Abstract/Prepublication/Available for Sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Educational Factors Educational Factors » Formal Academic Preparation Educational Factors » Informal Academic Preparation

A Measure of Equity: Women's Progress in Higher Education

Resource Title:

A Measure of Equity: Women's Progress in Higher Education

Description/Annotation:

2009 report from AAC&U summarizes the most current data on women and gender equity in higher education.

Author Last Name:

Touchton

Author First Name:

July

Additional Author:

Campbell

:

Kathryn Peltier

Additional Author:

Musil

:

Caryn McTighe

Publisher:

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Publisher Location:

Washington, D.C.

Publication Date:

2009

Publication Title:

A Measure of Equity: Women's Progress in Higher Education

Source:

Amazon

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Professional Development Career Factors » Retention

Academic Mothers

Resource Title:

Academic Mothers

Description/Annotation:

Academic mothers share some freedoms- having access to childcare, having legal rights and protection, but also do not share some freedoms that men academics have. Using the stories of three academic mothers in South Africa as background, the author examines the seemingly opposite traditional traits of intelligent scholar versus emotional nurturer and how they can exist in the same woman. She proposes that in order to make necessary changes, we have to change our conceptualizations about academic characteristics, not simple change structures within organizations. For women and men academics and higher education institutions.

Author Last Name:

Pillay

Author First Name:

Venitha

Publisher:

Trentham Books

Publisher Location:

Pretoria, South Africa

Publication Date:

2007, Sep

Page Numbers:

1-206

Source:

Amazon

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Individual Beliefs and Behaviors Individual Beliefs and Behaviors » Self-perception

Achieving Greater Diversity Through Curricular Change

Resource Title:

Achieving Greater Diversity Through Curricular Change

Description/Annotation:

This 31-page book chapter argues that most diversity initiatives are not focusing on where real change needs to be made: the curriculum. Suggestions to change the curriculum include increasing social relevance, addressing diversity, streamlining the curriculum, reducing prerequisites, and increasing engineering education at the community college level. This chapter could be highly useful to those in positions to implement such curricular changes.

Author Last Name:

Busch-Vishniac

Author First Name:

Ilene

Additional Author:

Jarosz

:

Jeffery

Publisher:

Edward Elgar Publishing

Publisher Location:

Northampton, MA

Publication Date:

2007, Sep 7

Page Numbers:

245-275

Publication Title:

Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Upping the Numbers

Source:

Edwar Elgar Publishing

Link Type:

Partial text

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Resource Type Categories: Book » Book Chapter Topical Categories: Educational Factors » Curriculum Educational Factors

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Resource Title:

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Description/Annotation:

205 page book discussing African American Women's History and other bits of history left out of American history books.

Author Last Name:

Hooks

Author First Name:

Bell

Publisher:

South End Press

Publication Date:

1981

Page Numbers:

205

Source:

ASEE

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Cultural Influences » Gender Diversity Individual Beliefs and BehaviorsIndividual Beliefs and Behaviors » Self-perception

Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want

Resource Title:

Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want

Description/Annotation:

As a follow up to the authors book Women Don't Ask, this book explains that women don't do as well as their male counterparts because they don't ask for what they want. The book outlines a program to help women determine what they are worth and negotiate to receive it. Excellent tool for women and men alike in the workplace and in life.

Author Last Name:

Babcock

Author First Name:

Linda

Additional Author:

Laschever

:

Sara

Publisher:

Bantam Dell

Publisher Location:

New York, NY

Publication Date:

2008, Feb

Page Numbers:

336

Source:

Amazon

Link Type:

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Individual Beliefs and Behaviors Individual Beliefs and Behaviors » Negotiation Skills

Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Resource Title:

Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Description/Annotation:

Seminal work discusses why there are so few women in science based on interviews and surveys of students, faculty and children. Focusing on science academics, it hilights the issues of exclusion, bias and gender-based barriers across the female scientist's education and work "life-course". Relays the complexity of the issue and offers initiatives for change.

Author Last Name:

Etzkowitz

Author First Name:

Henry

Additional Author:

Kemelgor

:

Carol

Additional Author:

Uzzi

:

Brian

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date:

2000

Page Numbers:

292

Source:

Google Book

Link Type:

Partial text, Available for sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Professional Development Career Factors » Retention

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Resource Title:

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Description/Annotation:

This 552 page book examines the decade of the 1980s for American women. The author takes an aggressive and sometimes angry approach to dispute the perception of career women as "husband-starved loners" . She exposes the typically under-the-radar moves from politicians, business and the media. "The backlash decade (the 1980s) produced one long, painful and unremitting campaign to thwart women's progress (but) women never surrendered."

Author Last Name:

Faludi

Author First Name:

Susan

Publisher:

Crown

Publication Date:

1991

Page Numbers:

1-552

Database Name:

Amazon

Link Type:

Available for sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Cultural Influences » Gender Diversity Cultural Influences » Media & Entertainment Cultural Influences » Stereotype Threat

Balancing the Equation: Where are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering, and Technology?

Resource Title:

Balancing the Equation: Where are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering, and Technology?

Description/Annotation:

This book takes a comprehensive look at women and girls and why there is not gender equity in science, engineering, and technology. The author highlights the crucial reasons we need to do more to advance women and girls in the sciences, and provides a new plan to create gender equity beginning in kindergarten and following through a woman's career. Includes chapters on high stage of education, interviews with key leaders, a resource guide, and special reports related to the subject. For teachers, academics, students, industry, and workforce.

Author Last Name:

Thom

Author First Name:

Mary

Publisher:

The National Council for Research on Women

Publisher Location:

New York, NY

Publication Date:

2001, Jul

Page Numbers:

1-174

Source:

Amazon

Link Type:

Available for sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Cultural Influences » Gendered Occupations & Study Choices Individual Beliefs and Behaviors Individual Beliefs and Behaviors » STEM Career Interest/Awareness

Barriers to Women in Academic Science and Engineering

Resource Title:

Barriers to Women in Academic Science and Engineering

Description/Annotation:

This 24 page chapter (within a 192 page book) explores experiences of women in Ph.D. programs and in the early stages of their academic careers. The effects may be hidden and include sources from a taken-for-granted male model of doing science that can discourage women from participation. Issues of family, self esteem and traditional culture are explored.

Author Last Name:

Etzkowitz

Author First Name:

Henry

Additional Author:

Kemekgor

:

Carol

Additional Author:

Neuschatz

:

Michael

Additional Author:

Uzzi

:

Brian

Additional Author:

Alonzo, J.

Publisher:

Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Location:

Baltimore, MD

Publication Date:

1994

Page Numbers:

43-67

Publication Title:

Who Will Do Science? Educating the Next Generation

Source:

Mills College

Link Type:

Full Text

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Resource Type Categories: Book » Book Chapter Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Professional Development Career Factors » Retention

Base Ten

Resource Title:

Base Ten

Description/Annotation:

Novel exposing the daily battles of women scientists fighting to preserve a family life and succeed in a discipline that functions on the archaic belief that every scientist has a “wife” at home.

Author Last Name:

Lesert

Author First Name:

Maryann

Publisher:

The Feminist Press at CUNY

Publisher Location:

New York, NY

Publication Date:

2009, Feb

Page Numbers:

304

Source:

Amazon

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Family Issues

Basics about Disabilities and Science and Engineering Education

Resource Title:

Basics about Disabilities and Science and Engineering Education

Description/Annotation:

An introduction to disability issues, history, laws, and research for educators who have little or no experience with students or colleagues with disabilities. There is a short overview in the form of a presentation script. A section looks at the need for inclusion and recruitment of students with disabilities to science and engineering fields, and gives examples of resources for faculty to improve instruction. The Short Reader and Syllabus is a digest covering topics often included in full Disability Studies readers written by experts. An annotated bibliography is provided for those who want further depth. It draws from syllabi used for undergraduates.

Author Last Name:

Sevo

Author First Name:

Ruta

Additional Author:

Under the Direction of Robert L. Todd (CATEA)

Publisher:

Ruta Sevo

Publication Date:

2011

Page Numbers:

220

Source:

Lulu

Link Type:

Full text

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Educational Factors Educational Factors » Retention Cultural Influences » Stereotype Threat

Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness

Resource Title:

Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness

Description/Annotation:

Hands-on guide to developing emotional intelligence, renewing and sustaining yourself and your relationships, and taking your leadership to a new level. This book is ideal for anyone seeking personal and professional development and for consultants, coaches, teachers, and faculty to use with their clients or students.

Author Last Name:

McKee

Author First Name:

Annie

Additional Author:

Boyatzis

:

Richard

Additional Author:

Johnston

:

Frances

Publisher:

Harvard Business Review Press

Publisher Location:

Boston, MA

Publication Date:

2008

Link Type:

Available for purchase

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Connected Advocates: Projects & Programs » Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors » Leadership & Management Career Factors » Professional Development

Best Practices for Enculturation: Collegiality, Mentoring, and Structure

Resource Title:

Best Practices for Enculturation: Collegiality, Mentoring, and Structure

Description/Annotation:

Interviews with students on practices to integrate first year students into graduate programs.

Author Last Name:

Boyle

Author First Name:

Peg

Additional Author:

Boice

:

Robert

Publisher:

Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Publication Date:

1998

Page Numbers:

87-104

Publication Title:

The Experience of Being in Graduate School: An Exploration: New Directions for Higher Education, No. 101

Volume:

1998

Issue:

101

Source:

ERIC

Link Type:

Abstract

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Resource Type Categories: Book » Book Chapter Topical Categories: Educational Factors » Academic & Social Climate Educational Factors Educational Factors » Retention

Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New perspectives on gender and gaming

Resource Title:

Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New perspectives on gender and gaming

Description/Annotation:

Papers by new media theorists, game designers, educators, psychologists, and industry professionals on how gender intersects with digital games.

Author Last Name:

Kafai

Author First Name:

Yasmin B.

Additional Author:

Heeter

:

Carrie

Additional Author:

Denner

:

Jill

Additional Author:

Sun

:

Jennifer Y.

Publisher:

The MIT Press

Publisher Location:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication Date:

2008

Page Numbers:

371

Link Type:

Summary, Available for sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Cultural Influences » Gender Diversity Cultural Influences » Media & Entertainment

Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering

Resource Title:

Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering

Description/Annotation:

A milestone report that summarizes findings about root causes for the under-representation of women in S&E, programs and practices that have proven to be effective in improving participation, and recommendations for national action. Excellent side-bars on key research articles and well-known programs. Extensive citations to research literature. Very specific recommendations, esp. the formation of a monitoring organization to collect data, promote professional and equity standards, and use Title IX enforcement to put pressure on universities that receive Federal funding. Excellent desk reference for citations, issues, facts, and talking points.

Author Last Name:

COSEPUP

Publisher:

Comittee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

Publisher Location:

Washington, D.C.

Publication Date:

2007

Page Numbers:

317

Publication Title:

Beyond Bias and Barriers: fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering

Source:

NAS

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Professional Development Career Factors » Retention

Beyond Work-Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity

Resource Title:

Beyond Work-Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity

Description/Annotation:

The authors of this book believe their approach can create a more equitable workplace where employees manage their own work and personal lives, while the company still improves the bottom line. A process is described for implementing and evaluating success. The authors argue that when employees are in control of their personal lives they become more effective contributors to the company. For industry and the workforce.

Author Last Name:

Rapoport

Author First Name:

Rhona

Additional Author:

Bailyn

:

Lotte

Additional Author:

Fletcher

:

Joyce K.

Additional Author:

Pruitt

:

Bettye H.

Publisher:

Jossey-Bass

Publisher Location:

San Francisco, CA

Publication Date:

2001, Dec

Page Numbers:

1-224

Source:

Amazon

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Family Issues Career Factors » Organizational Culture

Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering

Resource Title:

Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering

Description/Annotation:

This book is a report of a workshop held in December 2005 by the Committee of Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. A major focus of the workshop explored issues surrounding women faculty in science and engineering, since these numbers have not increased at the same rate as women students in the same programs. Experts gathered to discuss what sex differences research has shown in regards to behavior, capability, achievement, and how these things have affected our policy in science and engineering programs at universities. Valuable input into the ongoing discussions of how to increase women academic faculty in science and engineering, especially at the highest level research universities.

Author Last Name:

NAS

Additional Author:

National Academy of Engineering

Additional Author:

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Publisher:

The National Academies Press

Publisher Location:

Washington, D.C.

Publication Date:

2006

Page Numbers:

1-244

Source:

NAS

Database Name:

National Academies Press

Link Type:

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Organizational Culture

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Resource Title:

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Description/Annotation:

Patricia Hill Collins offers a complete work on black feminists, including African-American empowerment, the nature of oppression from a trans-national, global dimension. She examines connections between knowledge and power relations in an award-winning text.

Author Last Name:

Collins

Author First Name:

Patricia Hill

Publisher:

Routledge

Publication Date:

2000

Page Numbers:

1-336

Source:

Amazon

Link Type:

Abstract, Available for sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Career Factors » Leadership & Management

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Resource Title:

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Description/Annotation:

The author explores the thoughts and ideas of African-American women in and outside of academe in this 336 page book.

Author Last Name:

Hill Collins

Author First Name:

Patricia

Publisher:

Routledge, Inc.

Publisher Location:

NY, NY

Publication Date:

1999

Page Numbers:

336

Source:

Feministes radicales

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Full Text

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Individual Beliefs and Behaviors Career Factors » Professional DevelopmentCareer Factors » Retention Individual Beliefs and Behaviors » STEM Career Interest/Awareness

Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact

Resource Title:

Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact

Description/Annotation:

This book features organizations that engage undergraduate students in research, scholarship, and creative activity to enhance educational outcomes and expand frontiers of knowledge.

Author Last Name:

Boyd

Author First Name:

Mary K

Additional Author:

Wesemann

:

Jodi L

Publisher:

Council on Undergraduate Research

Publisher Location:

Washington, DC

Publication Date:

2009

Source:

CUR

Link Type:

Summary, Table of Contents, Available for Sale

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Educational Factors Educational Factors » Faculty Student Interaction

Challenging Cultural Stereotypes of Scientific Ability

Resource Title:

Challenging Cultural Stereotypes of Scientific Ability

Description/Annotation:

Article in edited collection that includes concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be "racial," deal with racial inequality and "diversity," and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the "n-word" to valuing students' home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools.

Author Last Name:

Maria (Mia)

Author First Name:

Ong

Publisher:

The New Press

Publisher Location:

NY

Publication Date:

2008, Jun

Publication Title:

Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School

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Resource Type Categories: Book » Book Chapter Topical Categories: Cultural Influences Educational Factors Cultural Influences » Stereotype ThreatEducational Factors » Stereotype Threat on Testing

Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers

Resource Title:

Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers

Description/Annotation:

True stories of hundreds of women engineers across many different fields. Full color book designed to be used to demonstrate the effect women engineers have on our world, and to educate and encourage young girls to explore the possibility of choosing engineer as a career. Best suited for parents, students, and high school counselors.

Author Last Name:

Hatch

Author First Name:

Sybil E.

Publisher:

American Society of Civil Engineers

Publisher Location:

Reston, VA

Publication Date:

2006

Page Numbers:

1-256

Source:

Amazon

Link Type:

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Career Factors Individual Beliefs and Behaviors Career Factors » Retention Individual Beliefs and Behaviors » STEM Career Interest/Awareness

Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering

Resource Title:

Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering

Description/Annotation:

This book strives to illustrate that in order to maintain innovation in the United States, we rely on engineering as one of the important tools. The public does not have a clear enough understanding of the engineering field, therefore young people are not encouraged to go into engineering programs and choose engineering careers. Positive messages were identified and tested to help young people, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, understand the importance of engineering. Important for educators, policy makers, and parents.

Author Last Name:

NAE

Publisher:

The National Academies Press

Publisher Location:

Washington, D.C.

Publication Date:

2008

Page Numbers:

1-164

Source:

NAE

Database Name:

The National Academies Press

Link Type:

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Resource Type Categories: Book Topical Categories: Individual Beliefs and Behaviors Individual Beliefs and Behaviors » STEM Career Interest/Awareness

 


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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