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Under the Microscope
A Decade of Gender Equity Projects in the Sciences

Examines and analyzes more than 400 gender equity projects specifically aimed at increasing the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The report reveals trends in the development and support of these projects during the last decade and offers recommendations for strengthening the advancement of gender equity in the sciences for the future. Available at http://www.aauw.org/research/microscope.cfm

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Educating Girls in the New Computer Age

As violent electronic games and dull programming classes turn off more and more girls to the computer culture, schools need to change the way information technology is used, applied, and taught in the nation's classrooms. An executive summary with recommendations for change is listed on web site. Free copies of this report and a new video and guide are available and can be ordered through AAUW. Available at http://www.aauw.org/research/girls_education/techsavvy.cfm

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Being Fluent
with Information Technology

Being computer literate, that is technically competent in two or three of today’s software applications, is not enough anymore. Individuals who want to realize the potential value of information technology (IT) in their everyday lives need to be computer fluent — able to use IT effectively today and to adapt to changes tomorrow. This report sets the standard for what everyone should know about IT in order to use it effectively now and in the future. Available at  http://www.nap.edu/books/030906399X/html/