Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Vicki L Olson
Jeanine A Gregoire
In gender comparisons, females are still under-represented in the professional scientific world. Understanding how to engage females in the field of science during their secondary school careers could help reverse this phenomenon. The participants in this study were all 11th grade female students enrolled in some science class at the time. Through direct conversations in focus groups the results show that to actively engage females in science, they need to have fun, be taught by knowledgeable teachers, participate in hands-on activities and have challenging classes.
Schroeder, Colleen Victoria Quinn, "According to Secondary Female Science Students, What Creates an Engaging and Interesting Science Class" (2011). Theses and Graduate Projects. 883.