Teacher Review For Engineer Girl

Pique girls' interest in engineering careers.

Gloria E.
Associate Professor
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
The website can definitely be used as a classroom resource. In particular, it would work well if it were incorporated within an interdisciplinary science, math, and language arts environment where research leads to increased knowledge and experimentation or mathematical application of concepts seen in the photos or videos. As an informational website, interested female students would like it and learn options for themselves in the field with the hope that one day they might be included as a woman who made a difference in the field of engineering.
My Take
This website is informational with nothing to set up and serves as a good resource for disseminating content to girls seeking to learn about the engineering profession. Fun facts is phenomenal as well as the detailed list of women who have contributed to the field. As a reviewer who should have been an engineer, timely receipt of this type of information can be life-changing. The website could serve girls by exposing them to possibilities and possible mentors as an "Ask an Engineer" forum is available where connections can be established, especially in our social media-driven world. Teachers can pass this website on to girls as career options and assist them in exploring and understanding how to make such a dream a reality. Supplementing the amazing photos that are a part of the website with videos might add more appeal, especially if the video(s) showed something like "A Day in the Life of a Woman Engineer". Interactivity for the sake of interactivity is not necessary, however, the connection to Facebook and Twitter is a plus.