BACKGROUND:With women underrepresented in STEM disciplines, due to the perception that STEM careers are challenging (Kier et al, 2013), there is a focus on encouraging females to pursue STEM (Marginson et al, 2013). Research suggests that enrichment programs enhance interest in gaining a STEM career (Merolla & Serpe, 2013), however knowledge on the most effective enrichment method is limited.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effectivness of enrichment programs in cultivating STEM interest in year nine female students|
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2019|
|Event||Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 2 Oct 2019 → 4 Oct 2019
|Conference||Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education|
|Abbreviated title||Formerly UniServe Conference|
|Period||2/10/19 → 4/10/19|
|Other||The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (www.ACSME.edu.au) is for tertiary science and mathematics educators to share ideas and keep up to date.|
This conference encompasses biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, information technology, learning and cognitive sciences, mathematics and statistics, molecular and microbial sciences, physics and psychology as well as the various fields of the applied sciences. A Discipline Day is also attached to the conference.