STEMming the Flow: Supporting Females in STEM

Redmond, Petrea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and Gutke, Hannah (2019) STEMming the Flow: Supporting Females in STEM. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 18. pp. 221-237. ISSN 1571-0068

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Abstract

An e-mentoring program was established to support females who were studying or intending to study or work in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths related disciplines (STEM) and were located in regional, rural or remote areas. Mentors and mentees were matched based on their shared interests, fields of study and area of employment. The mentoring program aimed to support mentees’ career development and smoother transitions from study into the workforce by providing an opportunity to develop knowledge and networks necessary to achieve their career goals. Data were collected through pre and post online surveys and semi-structured interviews. This paper describes the experiences of e-mentoring for participants located in rural and remote locations, and shares implications for implementation of e-mentoring, and suggestions for improvement for future e-mentoring projects.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 06:10
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 03:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-mentoring; gender; online mentoring; rural and remote; STEM
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10763-019-09963-6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38419

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