Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 1
Authors: Andra McCartney
In this article, the author discusses a Science and Technology Careers Workshop held in Peterborough, Ontario in 1990. More than forty girls in grades 9 to 11 from Ontario participated in the three-day workshop where one of the main emphases was an attempt to break down the barriers caused by gender stereotyping.
The presenters posed questions to encourage students to think about gender and science such as: How many famous women scientists can you name? Why are there so few? What is the ratio of male science teachers to female science teachers at your school? Why? Are science and emotions compatible?