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The audio stories featured in the four radio series on this website were originally produced for radio broadcast as part of a national effort to increase the role of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by encouraging young girls and women to pursue educational paths and careers in these fields. These stories can be used as a resource for students, teachers, parents, guidance counselors, organizational leaders, researchers, professors-anyone who wants to help girls and young women achieve the dream of a career in science and technology.

 

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Whether you hear them on the radio, listen on-line or order a compact disc, we hope you will have the opportunity to listen to all four of the radio series:

  • HER-STORY: THEN – Women Pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: 26 two-minute stories about remarkable women pioneers in history;
  • HER-STORY: NOW – Creating Women Pioneers of the Future: A series of 14 feature-length stories about projects and programs working to encourage the next generation of women scientists and engineers through mentoring and other methods;
  • OUT-LOUD: Women's Voices in Science and Technology: A series of 12 feature length stories about research and demonstration projects at universities, camps and organizations around the country working to expand the number of young girls and women entering educational and career paths in science and technology;
  • The TECH CLUB: 54 feature length interviews with fascinating contemporary women in successful careers

As you browse the website to learn more about the radio stories, here are some suggestions for using the stories that may be of help to you:

HER-STORY: THEN – Women Pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and The TECH CLUB are of universal appeal and would be of interest to virtually any age group or discipline-from middle and high school girls to educational researchers. If you are a teacher, guidance counselor or parent you may want to use these stories to provide role models to students or daughters. They can be listened to in the classroom, in a meeting with a student or at home. If you are an organizational leader (for example, a girls camp, Girl Scout or Girls Club meeting) you may want to play a few of the stories during a club meeting or activity and then talk with the girls about what they think about the women in the stories and whether or not they might see themselves as a scientist or engineer. Leaders of research or demonstration projects in science and technology may want to use these stories as part of their projects or programs, again as strong role models for girls and young women.

In contrast to HER-STORY: THEN and The TECH CLUB, OUT-LOUD: Women's Voices in Science and Technology and HER-STORY: NOW – Creating Women Pioneers of the Future provide a different approach to the women in science and technology subject area. The stories in these two radio series may be of greater interest to educational researchers, college or university students and professors simply because they cover some of the latest research, most innovative projects or most successful mentoring networks. Schools, colleges or universities may wish to replicate these programs, learn from them, or build upon what they have begun. Young female science and engineering students may want to become part of the mentoring programs available to them. Either way, the stories will put the listener in touch with what is happening across the country as more and more organizations and institutions work together to increase the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

While we hope you will use the stories as we have suggested above, we also hope that you and others will find many creative uses for them, and we welcome your suggestions. Please let us know what you think and how the stories have been useful to you by completing the feedback form.

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