Personal interactions are important drivers of STEM identity in girls — ScienceDaily

As head of the educational outreach arm of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Roxanne Hughes has overseen dozens of science camps over the years, including numerous sessions of the successful SciGirls Summer Camp she co-organizes with WFSU .

In a new paper published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Hughes and her colleagues took a much closer look at one of those camps, a coding camp for middle school girls.

They found that nuanced interactions between teachers and campers as well as among the girls themselves impacted how girls viewed themselves as coders.

The MagLab offers both co-ed camps and summer camps for girls about science in general as well as about coding in particular . Hughes, director of the MagLab’s Center for Integrating Research and Learning , wanted to study the coding camp because computer science is the only STEM field where

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Best gifts to buy teenage girls for 2020: Apple AirPods, Fuji Instax and more

Teenage girls might be one of the most challenging demographics to have on your shopping list, whether for a birthday or another special occasion, but you don’t have to lean on gift cards, bath bombs or nail polish. Did you know that scrunchies are back? (Those of you with a VSCO girl in the house are already aware of this, no doubt.) We’ve got a list of perfect gift ideas that she will actually want to use, no matter her style or interests.

You’ll find some of the hottest tech gadgets, backpacks and games a teenage girl would covet in this lineup. We’ve created this gift guide so that it’ll be easier to slam dunk this gift-giving opportunity for the 13- to 18-year-old girls in your life, whether it’s your daughter, sister or friend.

The streamlined Kanken backpack from Fjallraven is pricey, but an oh-so-nice great gift. The cute

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