An outreach program of workshops and guided group activities for New Hampshire's eighth, ninth and tenth grade girls was offered to stimulate the girls' interest in computing and engineering coursework and careers. Attitude changes before and after participation were measured using a survey instrument adapted from one developed by the Georgia Tech's Institute for Computing and Education. Eight attitudinal themes were surveyed. With suitable adjustments for simultaneous testing of multiple hypotheses, statistically significant changes with moderate effect sizes were detected for three of the themes: enjoyment of technology-related activities, motivation to succeed in technical problem solving, and intention to persist in computing and engineering courses and careers.
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
Sabin, Mihaela, Paul Snow, and Mary Laturnau. 2015. “Evaluation of a Computing and Engineering Outreach Program for Girls in Grades 8–10.” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 30 (6): 119–26.