Action research done on the first GEMS club shows that participation in clubs like this have a positive impact on girls' enrollment in advanced math, science and technology classes in high school.
AAUW and the Fairfax Network partnered to create a video for teachers, parents, PTAs and other organizations using AAUW's research "Tech-Savvy Girls" report which detailed concerns about girls and attitudes and participation in technology. Download the guide and purchase the video.
Fairfax Network--Tech-Savvy Girls
Resources on questions about implementing single-sex programs in schools:
Each of these is downloaded from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and is the most recent we can find. GEMS leaders are not lawyers. We interpret these guidelines and explanations to indicate that GEMS clubs operate within the guidelines for "voluntary youth service organizations" as outlined in several of these documents.
Please feel free to use these documents if questions arrive. Let us know of any problems, but do not look to us for legal help.
2012 STEM PowerPoint about Title IX
"Why So Few?"--NEW research from AAUW on scarcity of girls and women in STEM fields. Download the report.
Preparing the Next Generation from the National Science Board
National Science Foundation research on women in STEM
Effective Access--Better teaching of STEM in high school
Most of the most relevant research is uploaded to our Facebook page. Join us there. GEMS on Facebook