Would you like to help girls engage with Physics? Or make sure your science teaching is inclusive? Maybe you’d just like to know how strong your unconscious bias is?
The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol has published a new practitioner guide which can point you to the resources to help with this, and more.
Making STEM for everyone: Resources for supporting people from under-represented groups to engage with Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering is a compilation of useful online tests, guides and materials written by Dr. Laura Hobbs and Dr. Laura Fogg Rogers, who also run Engineering Our Future project Women Like Me.
Drawing on a range of project outputs, industry schemes, toolkits and reports from across the STEM landscape, the guide provides a compilation of information and resources to assist anyone wishing to reach those who may face barriers to engaging with STEM subjects.
The contents of the guide are:
General information on under-represented groups in STEM and what influences participation in STEM
Understanding the term ‘science capital’ and its application
Diversity in science, positive role models and case studies
Examples of people from under-represented groups in STEM, and resources to support the concept of ‘STEM for all’
What could a STEM career look like?
Examples of roles using STEM
Engineering in a different light
Engineering might not be what you think it is…
Inclusion in the classroom
Inclusive STEM teaching support
Breaking the mould
Challenges to stereotypes in popular culture
Encouraging people into STEM
Resources to support interests in STEM
If you’re interested in more expert guidance, check the Science Communication Unit website for a full list of available practitioner guides.
This blog post was originally posted on the Engineering our Future blog by Laura Hobbs , for more information visit https://blogs.uwe.ac.uk/engineering/