January 2007-October 2008: Approximately 850 middle school girls participated in WISTEM after school activities. We also presented six lectures on STEM education and careers to 771 high school students, the majority female.
January 2007: The GRITS Collaborative site visit was held with over 80 representatives from schools, organizations, and industry.
June 2007: GRITS received a sub-award ($32,500) from the NSF funded National Girls Collaborative Project to establish the GRITS Collaborative for Tennessee.
October 2007: EYH served 279 middle school girls and 47 high school girls.
September 2008: The GRITS Collaborative Kick-off event was held with 74 representatives from across of the state in attendance.
October 2008: EYH served approximately 289 middle school girls and 58 high school girls.
WISE Activities and Events:
WISE has presented four panel discussions on STEM careers to the campus and Middle Tennessee community. WISE has also received funding for and hosted two Women in Science Invited Lecturers and two Distinguished Lectures.
Through GRITS, two presentations were made at AAUW state conferences and one to the Memphis AAUW branch.
Five professional development opportunities (two workshops and three lectures) were offered to Tennessee pre-service and in-service teachers.
Four video conferences (one on the best practices in gender equitable STEM education and three on STEM careers) were offered to live and state-wide audiences.
Over eight presentations about girls and women in STEM education and careers have been made at local and state conferences with seven at national and international meetings.