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1 The FabFems Project A cyberlearning community to connect females in the STEM pipeline

2 Welcome

3 Major Activities Role model database Cyberlearning platform Program implementation via NGCP Collaboratives Partners National Girls Collaborative Project, EdLab Group Platform Shoes Forum/dba Zoeys Room Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program Funded by The Motorola Foundation, Innovation Generation grant Project Overview

4 Agenda Introduction and Overview Platform Tools Tour Project Benefits and Evaluation Questions and Answers

5 FabFems.org

6 FabFems Profile

7 Platform Tools - zoeysroom.org Zoeys Room ZR Portal Tec Treks

8 Zoeysroom.org Tutorial

9 Benefits for Girls Connections to FabFems Virtual peer group and FabFems communication Safe, moderated space Post and blog on message board Participate in STEM-centric challenges via Tec-Treks

10 Science 60% knew the definition of a nanosponge. 58% knew the definition of bunny suit in terms of what scientists wear in lab rooms. 65% knew the difference between toxic/not toxic chemical household products to the environment. Technology 65% could identify a jpeg photo. 54% knew that DSL was the fastest mode of connection. 89% knew the correct definition of www. 71% knew the correct way to upload a digital image to a computer. Engineering 87% knew the definition of a robot. 70% knew what function robot sensors carry out. 70% knew what kind of tasks robots can perform that humans cant. Math 89% knew the difference between short-term and long-term savings. 41% knew the correct formula for a persons net worth (46% got it wrong). Benchmark and Final Survey (100 members sampled)

11 Access to online tools Training and support for role model resources Build your network and contacts Corporate connections Quality program content Benefits for Programs and Collaboratives

12 Outreach Soft skills practice Community of STEM professionals Opportunity to give back Corporate employee engagement and satisfaction Benefits for FabFems

13 The FabFems Project Evaluation Purpose – investigate implementation and impact over two years of funding Measuring outcomes Deliverables (websites, directory, curriculum) FabFems Girls Data collection Surveys, observation, interviews, metrics

14 Contact and Support General Questions: Grant Support: Laura Enman, Program Manager, EdLab Group Zoeys Room Support: Kaley Stephens, Content Manager Liaison, Platform Shoes Forum

15 Questions?


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