The Institute of Physics organised a discussion workshop at the Big Bang Science Fair in London in March 2013.
Girls who attended the sessions spoke about the myths and facts about girls and women in STEM careers, and came up with ideas on how to make a lasting difference.
“The Institute of Physics has worked in partnership with WISE and Intel to create this workshop, designed to inspire girls about the STEM subjects where they are under-represented, such as physics and computer science. It shows them how these subjects connect with issues that girls care about and their importance as a gateway into a wide range of interesting jobs and careers.
The workshop uses role models to facilitate small group discussion and explore gender stereotyping in a comfortable and safe environment. The session is suitable for girls aged 13–16, but could be easily adapted for use with a younger age group aged 11–12.”
The Institute of Physics has now made available a number of resources from the workshop.
“The resources include all that is needed to run a session of either 60–90 minutes, or a longer half-day event. The pack is for teachers, as well as ambassadors and role models going into schools. It includes advice on how to find role models and brief them as well as editable Powerpoint slides to use in the workshop.
There is also a call-to-action z-card for students to take away from the event, which can be ordered in bulk from IOP – email firstname.lastname@example.org for these.”
Download the Materials:
- Supporting materials (PDF, 874 KB)
- Duplication materials (PDF, 565 KB)
- PowerPoint Presentation (PPT, 4.7 MB)
- Print out version of comments for discussion (DOC, 16 KB)