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College & Career Issues: Women in STEM Careers

Grade 11
Articles with Reading Levels: 11.0-11.9
Grade 12
Articles with Reading Levels: 12.0-12.9

Article Name: What Sephor Knows About Women in Tech that Silcon Valley Doesn't
Source: Wall Street Journal 
Author: John Simons 
Date Published: October 10, 2017
Guiding Question: What steps has Sephora taken to ensure that it is a company that attracts talented women in the Tech field?
Grade Level: 11.9

Article Name: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing
Source: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Author: AAUW Staff
Date Published: March 26, 2015
Guiding Question: Why is diversity in the STEM field beneficial?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: State of Girls and Women in STEM 
Source: National Girls Collaborative Project
Author: National Girls Collaborative Project Staff
Date Published: 2016
Guiding Question: What does the data indicate for women with different levels of education?
Grade Level: 11.4

Article Name: How to Afford the Switch to a STEM Career
Author: Bankrate Staff
Date Published: June 24, 2019
Guiding Question: What are some reasons women might consider a STEM career and what opportunities are available to help them?
Grade Level: 12.6

Article Name: Calling all "Girls Who Code," your nation needs you
Source: Kansas City Star via Newsela 
Author: Joe Robertson
Date Published: February 10, 2017
Guiding Question: Why are professional women trying to spark "a STEM identity" in girls?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: Why so few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Source: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Author: AAUW Staff
Date Published: 2015
Guiding Question: What environmental and social barriers are blocking women's progress in STEM?
Grade Level: 12.4

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Article Name: Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech
Source: New York Times 
Author: Diasuke Wakabayashi
Date Published: August 7, 2017
Guiding Question: What response should companies take towards employees who make sexist remarks about women in STEM?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Women Are Making Progress in STEM but We're Not There Yet  
Source: Forbes
Author: Candice Hughes
Date Published: June 23, 2015
Guiding Question: What needs to be done within the STEM environment to help women progress faster? 
Grade Level: 8.4

Article Name:  Research Explores Ways to Overcome STEM Fields' Gender Gap
Source: NPR
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Date Published: June 15, 2016
Guiding Question: Why are there so few women in STEM?
Grade Level: 8.9

Article Name: Women Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Author: Lauren Camera
Date Published: October 21, 2015
Guiding Question: What solutions can be implemented to address the shortage of women in STEM careers?
Grade Level: 10.7

Article Name: A Future Segregated by Science?
Source: New York Times
Author: Charles M. Blow
Date Published: February 2, 2015
Guiding Question: How can a lack of STEM background impact gender inequality?
Grade Level: 9.8

Article Name: STEM Fields and the Gender Gap: Where Are the Women?
Source: Forbes
Author: Heather R. Huhman
Date Published: June 20, 2012
Guiding Question: What changes can be made in order to guide more women into STEM careers? 
Grade Level: 9.8

Article Name: Building a STEM Pipeline for Girls and Women
Source: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Author: AAUW Staff
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: How can we encourage more women to follow the STEM path?
Grade Level: 10.2

Article Name: India Tries Coding Camps, Craft Centers and All-girls Schools to Fight Illiteracy
Source: The Hechinger Report 
Author: Liz Willen 
Date Published: October 16, 2017
Guiding Question: How are some schools in India using coding to advocate for gender equality?
Grade Level: 12.5

Article Name: Women in STEM
Source: International Innovation
Author: Katie Harris
Date Published: December 2, 2014
Guiding Question: How have conditions for women in STEM improved in the last few decades?
Grade Level: 13.1

Article Name: Leveling the Playing Field for Women: Work at the Energy Department
Source: Department of Energy
Author: Dot Harris
Date Published: August 15, 2012
Guiding Question: How does everyone benefit from women in STEM?
Grade Level: 13.0

Article Name: Research: Let's Move STEM Learning Earlier 
Source: The Journal
Author: Dian Schaffhauser 
Date Published: March 20, 2017
Guiding Question: How could having STEM education start earlier impact the number of women in STEM careers?
Grade Level: 14.2