Improving Gender Balance

Dates Active: 2017
Project Members:

Eilish McLoughlin, Deirdre O’Neill, Georgina Fagan

Optimizing students’ experience with science in their first three years of secondary school

Improving Gender Balance is a pilot project designed to address issues around gender and physics in schools. It seeks to take a holistic approach to changing students’ experience with physics in order to encourage more students, especially girls, to choose to take it. By working with teachers, schools and students to change perceptions of who can study science and tackle the inequities that prevent students from engaging in physics, this project will promote the importance of STEM education in student’s lives and, through the project’s work with physics teachers, support STEM education itself.