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dc.contributor.authorGoodyer, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorSoysa, HIBen_US
dc.contributor.editorColledge, Ten_US
dc.date.available2017-11-27en_US
dc.date.issued2017-11-27en_US
dc.identifierhttps://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/ijsle/article/view/7551en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 2017, 12 (2), pp. 1 - 14 (14)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1555-9033en_US
dc.description.abstractThe representation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and professions fall far short of their representation in other various disciplines. Finding ways to increase underrepresented populations in STEM fields continues to be a major initiative in education. Outreach programs that demonstrate the social benefits of engineering are an effective way to engage students’ interest and enhance their understanding of the theory and practice of science and engineering. This paper describes the design of an outreach program that provided a learning experience on the nature of engineering (via community service activities) to school girls aged 10 to 13 years in New Zealand. The objective of the program was to raise aspirations of young girls to pursue a career in engineering, by demonstrating the social benefits of engineering and thus develop enthusiasm for STEM subjects applied in the context of humanitarian engineering. The strategies for improving similar outreach programs and the lessons learned are also discussed.en_US
dc.format.extent1 - 14 (14)en_US
dc.rightsLicensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial journal publication.en_US
dc.titleA New Zealand national outreach program – Inspiring young girls in humanitarian engineeringen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume12en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id396998
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.citation.issue2en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/ijsle/article/view/7551en_US


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